Downed Power Lines Force US 33 Detour

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UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. Traffic has resumed normal route on US Route 33 following a morning accident that pulled down power lines in the area.

Damage to an electrical pole following a traffic accident has shut down US Route 33 through Nelsonville at this time.

According to Sheriff Pat Kelly, the accident happened in front of the Rocky Boots Outlet store.  

Kelly says a telephone pole was knocked down and power lines are on the highway. 

Traffic is being detoured around Nelsonville on Hocking Parkway and State Route 691.

Dan Pfeiffer, Nelsonville public information officer, says American Electric Power crews are working the repairs and residents in the city may experience power outages.

Repair work is expected to wrap up around 3 p.m.