Auto incident knocks down traffic light

An auto incident knocks down a traffic light at the intersection of 9th and Jeffers. (Jace Barraclough/KNOP)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. An incident involving the destruction of a traffic light pole took place on North Jeffers.

The incident happened when a large vehicle heading southbound at Jeffers and 9th Street struck the traffic light at approximately 10:30 this morning.

Debris from the light were scattered all over the road.

Shards of plastic and metal had to be swept by two street sweepers.

We're waiting to hear about the specifics of the incident from police, information will be updated as we receive it.