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Power lines in road after driver crashes in Livonia

Posted at 5:31 AM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 10:32:18-05

Police are on the scene of a crash that occurred overnight at an intersection in Livonia. 

Crews on scene say the driver took down a power pole, causing police and fire to re-route drivers away from lines in the eastbound lanes of 8 Mile near Grand River.

As the morning commute picks up, this busy intersection is only going to become more and more of a problem.

It appears the driver of an SUV lost control and struck the pole early this morning. 

We are working to find out more about the driver and how this played out — so far, police aren’t saying anything.

However, police are talking about how long this could be affected: expect the traffic snarl for hours.