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Portion of Detroit Road in Westlake closed after impaired driver strikes telephone pole

Detroit Road between Allen and Sharon (east of Columbia) is expected to be closed for most of Friday.

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from April 4, 2021.

A portion of Detroit Road in Westlake is expected to be closed for most of Friday following an early-morning crash.

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According to the Westlake Police, Detroit Road between Allen Drive and Sharon Drive (east of Columbia) will be closed for most of the day to clean up the crash that occurred just after 5 a.m. Per police, the driver was injured and cited with operating under the influence as a result of the crash.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., the westbound reopened, while the eastbound lane between Allen Drive and Sharon Drive remained closed. Hilliard Boulevard is being recommended as an alternate route.

In addition to the road closure, the crash may have caused power outages in the area, as the driver struck a telephone pole. Any power outages are asked to be reported to First Energy at 1-888-544-4877 or http://firstenergycorp.com/outages.

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