BREAKING: Roanoke road closure; motorists advised to avoid area

UPDATE @ 1:32PM

Franklin Road is now reopened to motorists.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Authorities report downed, live powers lines in the 2900 block of Franklin Road, S.W. in Roanoke. A car hit a power pole. The road is closed from Roberts Road to Beechwood Drive.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

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