Crash with wires down closes Escalante near Davis-Monthan AFB

Crash with wires down closes Escalante near Davis-Monthan AFB

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Escalante Road at Calle Polar, near the Wilmot Gate to Davis-Monthan has been closed due to a crash with downed power lines, according to the Tucson Fire Department.

The road is closed in all directions, according to a TFD tweet.

According to police the driver may have been impaired when he crashed into the power pole and ended up just off the road at a curve.

The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Power is still on in this neighborhood, and crews are working on the downed lines.

No word on when this road might re-open. Drivers are advised to avoid the area, and use an alternate route if possible.

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