AUBURN — The intersection of Court and Turner streets was closed Thursday morning after a tractor-trailer pulled down the traffic light at that intersection.
Police directed traffic at the intersection until the traffic signal could be restored.
According to a police accident report, 69-year-old Steven Schuster of Green Bay, Wis., was turning from Turner Street onto Court Street at about 11 a.m. when he ran out of room. The trailer rolled up on the sidewalk, tore a light support from its base and dragged it up the road.
The city eletrician estimated damage to the pole and wiring at $5,000.
Schuster, driving for Schneider National Carriers of Woodlyn, Pa., was not hurt in the wreck. Damage to the 2012 Freightliner was minor, according to the police report.
Several Oxford Networks customers reported they could not make calls on landlines for most of the afternoon following the crash. It was not immediately clear if the outage was related to the wreck. The matter was resolved by 5 p.m.