MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Power crews are on the scene just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport after a vehicle crash knocked out electricity.
The crash happened shorty after 1:30pm at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue in the Whitfield Estate area.
The crash reportedly knocked down a power line and cut power locally.
According to FHP, both directions of U.S. 41 are closed and traffic is being diverted.
UPDATE: According to FHP, traffic has reopened on U.S. 41 in the area.