West Lowell Park Road closed after car hits telephone pole, gas main

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MT. MORRIS — West Lowell Park Road was closed from the Mt. Morris city limits to the intersection with North Moose Road after a vehicle hit a telephone pole and gas main Monday, May 13.

The crash, which occurred around 11:12 a.m. Monday in the 6000 block of West Lowell Park Road, caused a gas leak, Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said.

The driver of the vehicle was taken by Mt. Morris ambulance to a local hospital, he said. VanVickle did not know the status of the driver.

“They tried getting a helicopter, but it couldn’t fly due to mechanical issues,” VanVickle said.

There were no passengers in the vehicle, he said.

Polo, Mt. Morris and Oregon fire protection districts, ComEd and Nicor responded to the scene, in addition to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.

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Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner reports on Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties for Shaw Media out of the Dixon office. Previously, she worked for the Record-Eagle in Traverse City, Michigan, and the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.