Both directions of Fifth Street between G Street and I Street have been temporarily closed due to a roadway hazard, according to reports by the Davis Police Department and the City of Davis City Manager’s office.
A press release from the City Manager’s office stated that high winds caused a tree branch to strike a utility line for Union Pacific and Cal Northern Railroad on Fifth Street which created unsafe conditions. The impact broke the utility pole near the Dairy Queen at 909 Fifth Street. Attempts to stabilize the pole caused further problems and impacted the utility pole south of the Dairy Queen.
The roadway between G and I Streets has been closed until the situation can be resolved. Police are currently on scene and detours to re-direct traffic are in place.