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Police seek truck that struck pole
Road reopens after traffic light replaced
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Castleberry Road is closed from West Courthouse to Bank Avenue. Authorities are concerned that one of the traffic light support poles could fall down. - photo by Jim Dean


Authorities are looking for a tractor trailer that reportedly struck a utility pole Tuesday afternoon in downtown Cumming, causing traffic delays.

Cumming Police Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi said the pole, which is on the corner of Castleberry Road and West Maple Street, was hit about 2:15 p.m.

As a result, West Courthouse Square was closed Tuesday afternoon.

The southbound lane of the road remained shut down until about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

By that point, a crew from the state Department of Transportation had replaced the pole and the traffic light was working properly. 

Castleberry was also closed Tuesday afternoon between Bank Avenue and West Courthouse Square until the pole could be safely removed, Zimbardi said.

Cumming Police Chief Scott Burgess said authorities are tracking down a lead on the tractor trailer.

Anyone with any information about the truck can call police at (770) 781-2000.