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Two-vehicle accident closes part of Emaus Avenue in Allentown

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 08 2014 02:01:36 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2014 02:01:52 PM CDT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A Tuesday afternoon crash in Allentown resulted in two blocks of Emaus Avenue being closed, and some residents left without power, according to fire officials.

Captain John Christopher of the Allentown Fire Department told 69 News that two vehicles were involved in an accident at the intersection of 6th Street and Emaus Avenue. One of the vehicles brought down a tree and wires, and also let the top of a utility pole hanging over the roadway, Christopher said.

A driver was trapped in their vehicle by the downed wires but was freed a short time later, according to Christopher. No serious injuries were reported.

Christopher said the 500 and 600 blocks of Emaus Avenue would have to be closed while the wire and utility pole were repaired. Shortly after the accident, PPL's website showed more than 2,000 customers without power in the city.