UPDATE: East Main Street between Snipery road and Route 77 was reopened early this afternoon, following a crash in which a vehicle went off the road and took out a utility pole this morning.
An alert issued by the state Department of Transportation about 12:15 p.m. indicated that the road had been reopened.
CORFU — East Main Street between Snipery Road and Route 77 remains closed at this time after a vehicle went off the road and took out a utility pole this morning, Corfu police said at the scene.
A Cheektowaga man suffered some bumps and bruises, but was checked by a Mercy EMS ambulance crew at the scene and cleared. Police got the call about the accident at 9:18 a.m. The accident happened in front of 31 E. Main St.
No tickets have been issued so far and an investigation is pending, police said. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office saw the accident and reported it to police. Along with Corfu police, Corfu firefighters and fire police responded, as did National Grid and National Fuel, and Mercy EMS.
Police said that section of East Main Street would probably be closed all day.
“They (National Grid workers) have to wait for another pole to come in. They have to replace all thw wires,” police said. National Fuel remained on scene to make sure there are no problems when a hole is dug for the new utility pole, with the hole being dug within a few feet of a gas line, police said. An initial inspection by National Fuel found no hazards caused by the accident.