Truck crashes into pole, knocks out power in Selkirk


BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police said a National Grid tractor trailer hit a power pole Thursday morning at the intersection of Route 9W and Route 396 in Selkirk.

Due to the crash, the following road closures are in effect:

  • State Route 9W from Lasher Road to Thatcher Street
  • State Route 396 (Maple Ave) from Thatcher Street to Route 9W
  • State Route 396 (Bridge Street) from Lasher Road to Route 9W

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use posted detours.  

When the pole was fixed and the power turned back on, some homes with older circuit breaker systems began to blow and filled homes with smoke.

Some area schools were closed early.

No one was injured in the incident.

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