GENOA - Parts of Genoa Road remain closed Friday night nearly five hours after a semi tractor-trailer carrying boxes of cereal overturned and hit two utility poles at Genoa Road and Cherry Valley Road, said DeKalb County Sheriff’s officials.
The crash occurred around 2:50 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Jim Burgh of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Friday, though no injuries were reported.
Genoa Road from Cherry Valley to Pleasant Hill roads is closed, and is likely to remain that way for several more hours, said Burgh Friday, since officials from ComEd are on site to repair several down wires. Motorists are being rerouted via Cherry Valley or Pleasant Hill back to Route 72.
“It will be closed for quite some time because they’re going to have to reset their poles,” Burgh said. “We’re not sure how long they’ll keep it closed.”
The driver was not injured, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash, Burgh said.
“It’s a full sized tractor trailer,” Burgh said, adding the driver drove the truck off the shoulder, overturning it. “We’re still trying to determine why. He hit two utility poles, and these poles have multiple lines on top.”
One nearby home lost power for a time, Burgh said, but that has since been restored by crews from ComEd, who came to the crash site and remain.
Burgh said though two utility poles were down, there were no sparks of visible fire in the street as a result, though sheriff’s deputies did not move the semi until ComEd arrived to assess the electrical wires.
Burgh said he didn’t know what type of cereal the truck was carrying, but that it was boxed cereal.
Kingston and Genoa police also were on scene earlier Friday to assist on the initial call.