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Crash closes road, downs utility lines in Fairview Heights

Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights closed

A vehicle crash closed Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights on Thursday morning. It appeared that a tractor-trailer knocked a power line down across the roadway, which had to remain closed until the power line could be repaired. Lincoln Trail was clo
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A vehicle crash closed Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights on Thursday morning. It appeared that a tractor-trailer knocked a power line down across the roadway, which had to remain closed until the power line could be repaired. Lincoln Trail was clo

An accident had Lincoln Trail closed in Fairview Heights on Thursday morning, according to a Facebook post by Fairview Heights Police Department.

A driver backed a tractor-trailer into a utility pole, snapping it, according to a Fairview Heights firefighter. The pole and the attached line fell into the street and a parking lot. The pole belongs to AT&T, who sent crews to repair the downed line.

Lincoln Trail was closed from Ruby to Union Hill until shortly before 11:30 a.m., when westbound lanes and one eastbound lane were reopened.

The driver was uninjured.

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A downed utility pole closed traffic on Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights temporarily Thursday morning. Kelsey Landis klandis@bnd.com

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