Roswell Road reopens after 10-hour closure


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Roswell Road is reopened after closing for more than 10 hours due to a wreck early Saturday.

A car driver slammed into a power pole on the busy stretch of road, where Channel 2 Action News found power lines dangling. The wreck caused authorities to shut  down the road for repairs at about 5:30 a.m.

Police closed both directions of Roswell Road blocked between Dalrymple Road and just past the damaged pole, Channel 2's Sophia Choi said.

When the pole was cut, the lines stayed intact, but a Georgia Power worker showed up to cut the power to those active lines.

The car involved sustained major damage when it hit the pole. Police said the driver of the car fled the scene, so it is unclear whether he or she was injured.

Crews had to replace the pole and reattach the lines. Some area businesses and neighborhoods were left without power for a while after the crash, but it has since been restored.

Sandy Springs officials confirmed the road was reopened, just after 4 p.m.