Vehicle knocks down AT&T wires, closes Dixie Hwy

ROSSFORD (WTVG) —

Hours after a vehicle veered off the roadway, knocking down a utility pole and a business sign before landing in a ravine, the main thoroughfare for Rossford remains closed.

The crash happened during the 10:00PM hour Wednesday night.

According to the Rossford Police Chief, a man driving on Dixie Hwy. lost control in front of the Speedway gas station at Rossway. The vehicle jumped the curb and stuck a wooden utility pole, breaking it in half.

The pole held telecommunication wires, which were then strewn across the highway, but still in tact. Police decided to call AT&T to make repairs rather than cut the service to the neighborhood.

That vehicle also knocked over the sign for the House of Meats next door, then slid down a steep ravine.

Rossford Police say the man was taken to the hospital and his vehicle was towed from the creek.

By 7:00AM Thursday, the road remained closed while officers waited for the utility crews to arrive and make repairs.

Meantime, Educare Academy was open for the day, as well as Rossford Public Schools.

Parents dropping off students at Educare had to enter the parking lot from Rossway because the front entrance was blocked by the accident.

Rossford Schools will have extra police patrols along the school zones because the detour is expected to bring extra traffic to the side streets Thursday morning.