Updated 2:18 p.m.
A driver lost control of his minivan at the East Rocky River/Concord Road roundabout around 5:30 a.m. Sunday and slammed into a utility pole. The crash knocked cable lines down across the road, and forced the closing of Davidson-Concord Road in both directions.
Police were at the roundabout turning back most drivers at around 10:30 a.m. The incident blocked eastbound drivers on Concord Road and westbound drivers on Davidson-Concord Road, though westbound traffic on East Rocky River Road was able to get through.
MI-Connection Communications workers were on the scene to make repairs.
The police said the roundabout reopened around 1:30 p.m.
The utility pole holds lines from both MI-Connection and Time Warner Cable. Workers on the scene said the lines were not damaged, and there didn’t appear to be any disruption in service.
The accident happened as rain was falling around 5:30 a.m. The minivan’s driver told police he was heading east on the roundabout when he swerved to avoid a deer. He lost control of his vehicle, ran through a wire fence and struck the pole, snapping it in two. That brought the utility lines down across both lanes of the road on the south side of the roundabout.
The unidentified driver was not injured in the crash, and was not impaired, Officer Vernon Siders said. He blamed the deer and the slick road for the accident.
No electrical wires were affected by the incident.