MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The parking lot behind BCB Bank and Village Coffee on Maplewood Avenue, officially Parking Lot #2, is closed until further notice. This is due to a truck hitting a utility pole early this morning. The Maplewood Police Department sent out a Nixle Alert about the situation at 7:22 a.m.

Deputy Chief Albert Sally told TAPinto SOMA that PSE&G has already been to the site to turn off the live wires, and a crew from Verizon and PSE&G are expected soon to initiate the repairs. At least three poles are affected.

We will provide updates as we have them.

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