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Truck tore down traffic signal wires at intersection, but overnight crews saved the day

A dump truck that caught the traffic signal wires and tore them down closed the intersection at Ga. 96 and Lake Joy Road late Monday night, according to a Warner Robins police Instagram post. Police are directing traffic at the intersection early Tuesday, 911 says.
A dump truck that caught the traffic signal wires and tore them down closed the intersection at Ga. 96 and Lake Joy Road late Monday night, according to a Warner Robins police Instagram post. Police are directing traffic at the intersection early Tuesday, 911 says.

Traffic was back to normal Tuesday at the intersection of a Ga. 96 and Lake Joy Road.

The intersection had been shut down overnight after a dump truck snagged the traffic signal wires and tore them all down, according to a Warner Robins police Instagram post.

About 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, police posted on Instagram that the traffic signals had been restored.

At least three old timber poles were damaged in the accident, said Kimberly Larson, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The signals will undergo an inspection.

Any major repair needs that might be discovered will not take place until after the Thanksgiving holiday, and no lane closures are expected with any repairs, Larson said.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser

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