Date: March 21, 2002 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Aaron Flint, (863) 534-6377 or 502-8262 pager

Accident Leaves Thornhill Rd./ 540 Intersection Prone To Traffic Problems

A 4 vehicle accident that occurred this morning destroyed the power supply and signal control box to the traffic light at the intersection of Thornhill Rd. and 540 (Winter Lake Rd.) in Winter Haven.

As a result, the Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking motorists to use caution when approaching this intersection.  Traffic on 540 will be free-flowing while stop signs will face motorists traveling on Thornhill Rd.  Please be patient and cautious when attempting to cross 540 on Thornhill Rd.   

Crews are setting up temporary polls and running additional wiring to replace the damaged power supply and signal control box.  County officials hope to have the traffic signal fully functional by the beginning of next week.

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