Traffic alert: Maple Avenue in Scotia, downed power lines

SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Maple Avenue in Scotia between Freemans Bridge Road and Ronald Reagan Way is closed in both directions as National Grid repairs downed power lines and utility poles.


UPDATE: Maple Avenue from Freemans Bridge Rd. to Alplaus Avenue will remain closed until approximately 6:00 pm. National Grid and Verizon are still in the process of repairing two utility poles that were damaged when a vehicle struck low hanging lines around 6:50 a.m. Monday. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes such as Maxon Rd. to Aqueduct Rd. to go to and from the Rexford/Clifton park area.

One of our viewers Al DeArroyo, from Scotia describes himself as a witness to what exactly happened.

Woke up this morning to a loud crash!! Apparently someone crashed into a utility pole across from Instantwhip on Maple Ave. in Scotia some time last night undetected. When a service van with roof rack carrying ladders was traveling south bound caught the dangling lines from the previous accident they ripped the ladders and rack off the roof of the van with lots of sparks and noise. The driver appeared to be okay. The Glenville Police said that Maple Ave. will be closed later this morning while National Grid repairs the damage.

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