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Emmaus Blvd to be closed near Mack Blvd for utility pole repair

Published On: May 24 2013 10:30:28 AM EDT

An accident Friday morning has forced the closure of a busy Allentown street for most of the day.

Allentown police said a vehicle traveling east on Emmaus Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. lost control of a curve near Lancaster Avenue/Mack Boulevard and hit a utility pole.

PPL crews will take most of Friday to replace the pole, and Emmaus Avenue in that area will remained closed until the work is completed.


The driver was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital with moderate injuries.

Police said alcohol did not appear to be a factor, but the accident likely was a result of high speed.

Emmaus Avenue near Mack Blvd. is expected to be closed most of the day Friday.