Traffic on Governors Drive starting to move over Monte Sano; Police search for driver who rammed car into utility pole

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Crews continue to repair a damaged power pole and utility lines after an overnight wreck. It caused major problems for drivers who use Governors Drive over Monte Sano. (Photo: Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Governors Drive is now open to traffic. Both westbound lanes are open and eastbound lanes are open.

The road had been closed for hours due to an early morning wreck. It was blocked from Monte Sane to Bassett. Police shut down Governors Drive due to low-hanging power lines. Huntsville Utilities worked to replace the damaged pole and re-hang traffic lights impacted.

Utility crews worked all day to repair the damage left behind by the wreck.

At one point traffic on Governors Drive was rerouted to Parkhill Road. “I looked out our front door and there were cars lined up going in front of our house. My husband said it sounded like a train because they are stopping and going,” Huntsville Resident Allison Click said.

Click said the traffic was a mess, but overall it wasn’t too bad.

Huntsville Police are still looking for the person responsible for hitting the pole.  About 1:30 a.m. a driver crashed a vehicle into a utility pole at Governors Place, snapping it in half. Witnesses say they saw at least two people walk away from the wreck.