Section of Ashby Avenue closed due to traffic incident, avoid area

Police in Berkeley this morning are asking residents to avoid Ashby Avenue from Acton to Mabel streets due to a traffic incident.

Just before noon on Saturday, police announced the westbound lane of Ashby Avenue between the aforementioned streets is now open. The eastbound lane will remain closed until around 8:00 p.m.

Police said a large power pole has been sheared near the 1400 block of Ashby Avenue, and the pole could potentially fall over.

A section of Asby Avenue has been closed and will remain closed until further notice, police said.

The Berkeley Police Department sent out the advisory at 5:55 a.m.

No other details about the incident were immediately available.