A box truck hit a utility pole on a Columbia street Wednesday, blocking the road for less than an hour.
Firefighters and medics were sent at about 11:15 a.m. to the call at Ammonette Street and Old 63 in east Columbia and the truck hit a pole, taking down wires, emergency radio traffic indicated. Dispatchers then sent an alert that Ammonette was closed because of a pole and lines down.
BOONE CO JOINT COM: N Old 63 at Ammonette St closed due to crash with a pole and lines down. Choose alternate route.
— Joint Communications (@BCJC911) October 9, 2019
Traffic was being diverted onto Monroe Street. Columbia Water and Light’s online outage map showed a handful of customers in that area without power.
The road was reopened at about noon. A Columbia Fire Department official said only the truck was involved and no one was injured. A city utility pole and street lamp were torn down in the crash and police were investigating how it happened.
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