Around 5:45 a.m., West Haven police spoke with News 8 to advise that Beach Street was closed between Washington Avenue and Third Avenue due to a car accident involving a telephone pole. As a result of the crash, the pole came down on to the road.
It is unknown if anyone was injured in the accident.
Beach Street was closed for over three hours as crews worked to repair the pole. The roadway was reopened to traffic by 9:00 a.m.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.