Traffic lights are back up and running for one of Greenville's busiest intersections. An accident Monday morning caused the intersection to be shut down for most of the day while crew members replaced the broken traffic lights.
Brand new traffic lights hang above the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Evans Street with cars running smoothly underneath.
This after crew members worked for nearly 12 hours on Monday replacing wires to a traffic control box that was destroyed Monday morning by a pickup truck involved in a two car collision according to authorities.
Greenville Police officers directed traffic around one of Greenville's busiest intersections straight through rush hour. One driver says the construction caused quite an inconvenience.
Greenville City Engineer, David Brown, says a series of tests will be done over the next couple of days to make sure the new control box continues to work properly.
Commuters in Greenville may need to find another way home tonight as two main thoroughfares remain closed.
The intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Evans Street has been closed since a traffic accident ripped down traffic signals.
Greenville's city engineer David Brown says this morning a two car accident forced a pickup truck into a traffic pole at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Evans Street.
Brown says the crash broke the pole and half of the intersection's lights and cables came crashing down. Brown says contractors are now running new wiring for the signal lights. He says once that's done the new signals will need to be erected and power restored.
Ronald Ouellette, Junior says he had the green light on Evans Street when another car pulled in front of him from Arlington. Police have cited the other driver, Judy Jones with unsafe movement.
Police have set up a detour to keep traffic flowing. Traffic from Arlington Blvd. is being diverted onto Clifton St., and then to Evans St. Police say the detour could last for hours.
Greenville police say there was another accident on Memorial Drive near Country Club Drive just before 8 a.m.
Four cars were involved in that crash. Latolsha Camper was cited for unsafe movement. Witnesses told police that Camper had changed lanes, hitting the rear of one vehicle and causing a chain reaction crash with the others.
Police say there were injuries, but they do not know how serious they are.
Greenville Police report two more crashes Monday morning. A crash at the intersection of Charles Blvd. and Greenville Blvd.and one at Stantonsburg . and Allen Roads have both been cleared.