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Rotted light pole affects Industrial Road traffic

Portions of Industrial Road were blocked off Saturday afternoon after a light pole was essentially blown over.

Fire Capt. Bill Harmon says crews were called to Industrial Road a bit north of U.S. Highway 50 around 3:30 pm.

The pole fell from the west edge of the Lyon County Fairgrounds and blocked both northbound lanes, falling in front of at least one vehicle.

Fire crews blocked Industrial off from Highway 50 north to 12th for a little over an hour before crews moved the pole out of the way. Harmon says nearby power lines were not affected. 

Winds were steadily above 20 mph for most of the day, with gusts as high as 34 mph before noon.

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