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Crash with downed power lines closes road near Downtown Colorado Springs Saturday, shelter-in-place activated – KKTV

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Colorado Springs Police say the entire 400 block of west Boulder Street is closed Saturday morning due to a crash.
Traffic accident with downed power lines near N. Walnut and W. Boulder St. The entire 400 block of W. Boulder St. will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic while electrical hazard remains. Avoid the area and use alternate routes.@CSPDPIO @CSPDComCenter
Officers say the crash involved several downed power lines near north Walnut St. and west Boulder St. near Downtown Colorado Springs. The call came in around 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
Crews say one car was involved in the crash and CSFD is working to get people involved in the crash out of the vehicle involved.
Residents in the area were sent a shelter-in-place message Saturday: The message reads:
“This is the Colorado Springs Police Department with an urgent message. Today is 04-02-2022. The Fire Department is working a serious incident at West Boulder Street/North Walnut Street.
This is a SHELTER IN PLACE. Close, lock and stay away from doors and windows CSPD is asking that people avoid the intersection of North Walnut Street and West Boulder Street due to a rollover traffic accident. Several power lines are down in the area and are a safety hazard. If you live in the area please stay inside and avoid traveling/walking on West Boulder Street between North Spruce Street and Cooper Avenue.”
CSU is on scene working to de-energize the power lines to allow CSFD companies to extricate the trapped party in this traffic accident. pic.twitter.com/ORIjjavI5T
The area is closed to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic while “electrical hazard remains” and they are able to turn off the electricity. Colorado Springs Utilities is on the way to “de-energize the power before extrication”.
Drivers should use alternative routes.
We have crews on the way and are working to learn more information.
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