Belding man strikes utility pole on Lafayette Street in Greenville


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 9:29 am on Friday, January 25, 2013

The Greenville Department of Public Safety closed one lane of M-91 Wednesday night due to an accident that caused a power pole to snap in half and left power lines hanging close to the road. This morning, police closed all of M-91 from Charles Street to Gibson Street while work is being done to repair the pole and lines. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

GREENVILLE — A single-vehicle accident Wednesday night left one lane closed on M-91 before completely closing the road this morning.

A 22-year-old driver from Belding, was driving his truck north on Lafayette when his truck left the roadway and struck the utility pole, said Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Michael Pousak.

The pole snapped in half and was on top of the truck, leaving lines hanging low to the road.

The driver was not hurt and was able to drive his vehicle home after being examined at the scene.

“It was snowy conditions,” Pousak said. “Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.”

One lane of M-91 between Charles and Gibson streets was shut down overnight. However, because of heavy traffic this morning, all of M-91 in that location was shut down to repair the pole.

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