Stretch of Central Avenue re-opens in Colonie


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    11 PM UPDATE: Central Ave. near New Karner Road has since been re-opened.

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    COLONIE, N.Y. (WRGB) - A stretch of Central Avenue is closed right now as crews repair a power pole broken at its base.

    With every gust of wind, the pole is on the verge of snapping right down over Central Avenue. Crews have shut down Central Avenue between the Aldi store and New Karner Road.

    National Grid is on the scene along with the Colonie Fire Company. They're directing traffic to go another way.

    There's a number of wires, a street light, and three transformers attached to the pole.

    Until the pole is all taken care of, that portion of Central Avenue will remain closed. The repair was expected to take several hours.

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