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Driver hits, knocks down pole, closing portion of Sugarloaf Pkwy in Gwinnett

Police said the road could be closed until 1 p.m. this afternoon.
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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A portion of Sugarloaf Pkwy. in Gwinnett County is expected to be closed until this afternoon, according to police, after a driver hit a pole and knocked it down.

According to police, there were not serious injuries, though the car did catch fire.

It happened on Sugarloaf Pkwy. at Longmont Dr., a short distance from Cedar Hill Elementary School.

Police said crews would be working to fix the pole, with the road closed until around 1 p.m. this afternoon.

Officials had warned with a wet Christmas Eve and overnight temperature drops, that roads could have slick conditions on Christmas morning.