December 8 – 9, 2014 – Two vehicle accidents occurred in Monroe Township over two days; in each incident a vehicle struck a utility pole.
The first incident occurred on December 8, at approximately 8:30 p.m. A single vehicle struck a utility pole along West Lisburn Road in the area of Speedway Drive. Traffics 31 and 33 were requested to the scene to closed West Lisburn Road between South Locust Point Road and Williams Grove Road. The accident resulted in power being knocked out to more than 400 customers in Monroe and Carroll Townships. The road remained closed overnight until utility crews replaced the pole the next day.
The second incident occurred on December 9, at 11:14 a.m. Engine 25 and Rescue 45 were dispatched to an auto accident with a vehicle into a pole in the 1200 block of York Road (PA Route 74). Chief 25 and Engine 25 arrived on scene and placed the Rescue available. Engine 25 cleared at 12:03 p.m. and fire police cleared at 1:09 p.m.
PA State Police are investigating each incident.