North Street accident damages intersection, causes traffic changes

Published 11:55 am Wednesday, September 27, 2023

FARMVILLE – The traffic lights are down around the intersection of North and Third streets in Farmville. And by that, we mean all the traffic lights. As repairs begin in the wake of Wednesday’s accident, town officials say you can expect some traffic pattern changes for the time being. 

At 7:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Farmville Police Department received a call for a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of North and Third streets. At the scene, they found a single vehicle, a Hummer, had crashed into the traffic light, causing the whole thing to fall into the roadway. Fortunately, no injuries were reported due to this accident. 

Since the traffic light fell into the intersection, the road was closed for a short period while the scene got cleaned up. 

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Now the intersection is literally empty. No traffic lights to be seen. Farmville Deputy Police Chief Bill Hogan said residents can expect a traffic change for a while, as repairs take place. 

“The traffic signal will be out of commission for an extended period of time, so drivers should use caution,” said Hogan.

Instead of the light, drivers on North Street will have a stop sign with drivers on Third Street having through traffic. Message boards have been put up to let drivers know about this traffic change as they approach the intersection from both sides.