Traffic delayed by downed pole

BEECH BOTTOM – Traffic on state Route 2 south of Wellsburg was delayed early Monday while crews worked to remove a downed utility pole and power line.

The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched at 7:35 a.m. after a garbage truck with American Disposal Services struck a utility pole near Panhandle Homes, causing part of it and live power lines to fall onto the highway.

The driver of the vehicle hasn’t been cited.