Repairs to power pole hit by truck could slow drivers in Aurora Tuesday, Wednesday
Last Updated: 92 days ago
AURORA, Colo. - The westbound lane of East Jewell Avenue will be closed between South Havana Street and South Peoria Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday while Xcel Energy repairs a damaged transmission line.
The high-voltage tower was damaged when a truck slammed into it Sunday morning. About 100 neighbors were evacuated because officials were concerned the tower might fall onto homes.
Crews plan to install new foundations on the 100-foot-high tower.
The repairs could slow down drivers in the area during the morning and evening commute Tuesday.
Closures are planned Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow crews to finish the job.
Xcel Energy said they will replace the tower itself in about a week.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.