UPDATED: Arlington Boulevard & Evans Street Back Open

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.

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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.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:12 PM
    how bout lets worry and talk about every one being okay. its not like any one want to be in a accedenc!
  • by Greg Location: Winterville on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:27 AM
    I would bet money that the accident was cell phone related. They need to check the driver that ran the lights cell records & if she was texting or talking she should be charged with wreckless driving & have to pay for all the damages & repairs. Insurance companies should start checking cell phone records after accidents to see if they are the problem.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: N.C. on Aug 11, 2009 at 04:30 AM
    Posted by: Anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:30 PM In my opinion, if you were not there, keep your comments to yourself and your mouth shut!!!!!! We do not have to 'be there' to post comments in this forum.
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:04 PM
    i agree with Kelly and Randy, just be more cautious when driving! I go down 10th/33 east when the speed's 45 then goes to 55, people always go 10 miles under 55mph!
  • by Anon. Location: G'ville on Aug 10, 2009 at 06:42 PM
    Yeah I was driving on Hwy 43 today and you'd think I was grandma driving slowly even though I was going 55mph they were passing me left and right. Now if I'm going the speed limit and people are flying by me what does that make them doing? My inlaws went on a week long vacation to the mountains the other year drove all around busy Piegon Forge and Gatlinburg drove ALL the way home on the interstate got back to Greenville and got on Arlington on the last leg of their trip and a girl pulled out in front of them and totaled their car. Also I've personally seen people run red lights with cops stopped at the red light how come they don't actually go after them when they are close enough to see them?
  • by Sir Yankee Location: Never the South on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    Greenville drivers are dreadful! Oh and hey Jay that's SIR Yankee to you ya country bumpkin!
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville, NC on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    Blame the Greenville police dept, I see cars that say traffic safety, but very rarely do you see people pulled over for speeding or bad driving inside the city, they would rather sit at Overtons and talk while crime and bad driving take place all over, again blame the cops, if there were punishment this woudlnt be happening as much
  • by DKDE on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:09 PM
    Greenville is getting worse with CRIME, VIOLENCE, and NOOOOOW BAD DRIVING! This place STINKS!!!
  • by Jay Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:08 PM
    To all the Yankee's. There is a reason why most of you drive POS cars. Cause you can not drive, so why invest in something nice and new. Most of your cars have several scratches and dings all across them. Is that a sign of bad driving or just not giving a ______
  • by Jay Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:04 PM
    I 2nd, 3rd and 4th that Greenville Drivers are by far the worst in the state. Most of them can not seem to understand that a 45MPH speed limit is not a suggestion. Go 45 (give or take 2MPH) or stay home!
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