Tractor-trailer knocks down power pole, closes S Military Highway in Chesapeake in both directions

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A crash Monday afternoon closed South Military Highway in Chesapeake in both directions for several hours.

The Chesapeake Roads Twitter account tweeted about the crash Monday at 4:50 p.m. The tweet said the crash was at Galberry Road and impacted a power pole.

According to Chesapeake police, the three-vehicle crash happened around 4:15 p.m.

Police said a vehicle was driving eastbound on South Military Highway when it swerved to avoid another vehicle that had pulled out from Galberry Road. The vehicle that swerved hit a tractor-trailer traveling westbound on South Military Highway.

The tractor-trailer ran off the road and knocked down a power pole.

Police said the vehicle that pulled out from Galberry Road left the scene before officers arrived.

One driver was taken to a hospital with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

Dominion Energy responded to the scene, but the Dominion Outage Map showed only two customers without power at that intersection.

The road reopened at 10:30 p.m., police confirmed.

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