UPDATE: LaRoche Avenue was reopened at 7:23 p.m.
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UPDATE: Damage to a second power pole in the area will cause the road to be closed until as late as midnight.
Motorists are asked to see other routes if possible and to use extreme caution.
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SAVANNAH, GA (July 25, 2013): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have had to close LaRoche Avenue between Norwood Avenue and Wylly Island Road until workers can remove a large tree that has fallen across power lines.

Georgia Power Company and Savannah Trees and Parks Department units have been dispatched.

Motorists are advised to seek other routes.