All lanes of Western Avenue now reopened after one car accident involving utility pole

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Western Ave. near Crossgates Mall by Gipp Road and Johnston Road has now reopened after a one car accident involving a utility pole.

The car was towed away and one person was taken to the hospital but the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Power lines were down in the road but National Grid crews were able to tuck them away to make the lanes free to traffic.

According to the Westmere Fire Chief, power has been shut off in that area and will be off for a couple of hours.

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