September 2, 2014

Elyria
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West River Road closed after crash, wires taken down

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

ELYRIA — West River Road is closed just north of state Route 57 following an accident.

According to initial reports, a red Buick Rendezvous struck a utility pole shortly after 12:30 p.m., taking down power wires, forcing the road closure.

Rescue squads were removing a person trapped in the vehicle but had shut down the road between Bell Avenue and the turnpike bridge in the meantime. That individual’s condition was not immediately available.

They didn’t initially know when the road might reopen but said it would not reopen until Ohio Edison arrived and secured the downed wires. As of 12:50 p.m., they reported Ohio Edison had a 45 minute ETA, and they reported the road would be closed “for a while.”