Man crashes van into power poles on Menchaca Road blocking traffic


Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story reported a man was arrested. The Austin Police Department reported there were no arrests.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police say a man crashed his van into two power poles on Menchaca Road early Tuesday morning.

Police say the poles fell onto the road, blocking southbound traffic near Jones Road. Police say at least one lane of southbound Menchaca Road would be closed until at least noon.

Police say the van crashed into the poles around 3 a.m. but no one was hurt.

According to Austin Energy’s website, nearly 60 nearby customers were without power as of 5:40 a.m.

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