EXCLUSIVE: Grove Street in Ridgewood was closed between Stevens and South Van Dien avenues this morning after a Pennsylvania driver fell asleep at the wheel and his vehicle slammed into a utility pole.
The driver was uninjured in the crash, just before 6:45 a.m., but the vehicle sustained heavy damage and had to be towed.
Electricity was cut to two area homes in the area as a result.
PSE&G estimated that Grove Street would remain closed until at least about 6 p.m. due to the extensive amount of work required to replace the pole and related services.
STORY / PHOTO: Boyd A. Loving
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