POSTED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:38am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:34am
Tyler — Officers at Broadway and Front Street have traffic moving in all directions. The traffic lights will remain out of order and officers will be directing traffic in the intersection. Drivers need to use caution when entering the area and avoid the intersection if possible until the traffic lights are working again.
Officers will be temporarily shutting down traffic lanes throughout the morning to assist signal crews working on the traffic lights.
There has been another wreck at Front and Broadway.
Tyler Police say it was a minor wreck involving 2 vehicles and caused by traffic trying to get through the intersection too quickly.
Police are checking for any injuries but believe they will be minor if any.
Police tell KETK this accident will further delay the reopening of roads and stress that it is important to slow down and be patient, or take an alternate route.
According to the Tyler Police Department, the wreck happened at 4:19 am this morning. The westbound traffic signal was knocked down into the westbound lanes of traffic. A utility pole supporting lines running east and west across the intersection was sheared off causing the lines to hang low across the roadway. The driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Electric service appears to be unaffected.
All north and southbound lanes of Broadway are closed at Front Street. Front Street is closed westbound. One lane is open on Front Street (eastbound).
Citizens should avoid Broadway at Front Street and use Beckham or Palace at Front street.
Citizens normally traveling Front Street at Broadway should use Houston Street or Erwin Street at Front Street
All lights that were not taken down are flashing red. Officers will be directing traffic until the traffic lanes can be re-opened.
Tyler Police responded to a wreck around 4:30 this morning.
Police tell KETK a driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit a pole at front and broadway.
The westbound lanes on front street are closed while crews work to replace the pole.
Also, both lanes of Broadway Ave. are blocked.
We're told the telephone poles were damaged and are hanging across the road.
The driver went to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.