MARTINSVILLE – A minor single vehicle accident closed East Church Street in front of Blue Ridge Rehab Center Thursday night. A Lincoln vehicle crashed into utility pole at the city limits in Martinsville snapping the pole in two. This left utility power lines on AL Philpott Highway. The Martinsville Police Department closed the road at the intersection of Blue Ridge Street.
Dyer Store Volunteer Fire Department, Henry County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police responded. No one was injured in the accident. Martinsville Police says residents should use Brookdale Street and Spruce Street to take the bypass if they are heading to Danville.