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Crash takes out power pole, closed portion of University Blvd.

6:13 AM, Dec 24, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A portion of South University Boulevard was closed early Tuesday morning.

S. University Blvd. between Beach Boulevard and Luella Street was closed while JEA replaced a pole damaged in a crash, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Southbound traffic was diverted from Beach Blvd. to either Hickman Road or Spring Glen Road to Hickson Road and back to University Blvd.

Northbound traffic was diverted to Samuel Wells Drive by patrol units on scene, according to JSO.

The entrances to Memorial Hospital were accessible from Northbound University but not from Southbound.

S University Blvd. between Luella and Beach was closed in both directions while JEA replaces a pole damaged during a vehicle accident. FHP was primary.

Traffic was rerouted for nine hours during the closure and the following detours were suggested:

S UNIVERSITY BLVD DETOURS - SB University from Beach: from Beach, take either Hickman Rd to Harvin Rd or Spring Glen Rd to Hickson Rd to University Blvd.

S UNIVERSITY BLVD DETOURS--- NB University traffic is being diverted down Samuel Wells by patrol units on scene. The entrances to Memorial Hosp are accessible from NB University but not SB.

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