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Car snaps power pole in Melbourne crash

Sarno Road closed from Apollo Boulevard to U.S. 1.

File photo.
File photo.

A car struck and snapped a power pole Monday morning in Melbourne, causing a road closure, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

Two occupants in a red Mazda were OK after hitting and snapping a pole supporting electricity equipment on Sarno Road, just east of North Apollo Boulevard, said Lt. Trevor Shaffer of the Melbourne Police Department.

“It’s probably going to be several hours before we get the road open,” Shaffer said.

The impact broke the pole, leaving the transformer suspended only by wires over the road, Shaffer said.

A tractor-trailer became briefly hung up in the wires, he said.

Florida Power & Light crews are repairing the pole, but Shaffer said drivers should expect the road to remain closed up to four hours.

Melbourne Police Department tweeted around 6:30 a.m. that all four lanes of Sarno Road were closed from Apollo Boulevard to U.S. 1.

The crash affected a roughly half-mile section of the major Melbourne thoroughfare.

Select an alternate route to avoid delays.