Traffic was blocked in all directions Monday afternoon after a dump truck reportedly knocked down Metro’s electric trolley wiring at Broadway and Madison.
A large truck could be seen sitting just north of the intersection as work crews set about figuring out how to clear the intersection and get traffic moving again.
Metro buses were pulled to the curb full of riders on streets leading to the intersection. SPD blocked the road and directed traffic to swelling side streets across the area.
It wasn’t immediately clear how the big rip ended up ripping down the wires though one early report indicated that its dump bin may have been in a raised position when the incident occurred.
The uninjured driver remained stuck in the cab as wires hung down over the truck and response crews worked to render the area safe.
SPD summoned a “drug recognition expert” to the scene.
Workers at the scene said there is no ETA for re-opening the intersection.