Car hits power box killing traffic light at West Valley intersection

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(Source: 3TV/CBS5) (Source: 3TV/CBS5)

The traffic light was out at McDowell Road and 99th Avenue for a time early Friday morning after a car plowed into a power box.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said the driver, who might have been impaired, had just exited the Loop 101.

That driver was transported to the hospital for observation. MCSO has not released any information about him or her, and it's not clear if charged will be filed.

The intersection is right on the border between Avondale and Tolleson.

Because of the outage, drivers were not able to turn left from southbound Loop 101 to McDowell Road.The light has since been fixed and the turn restriction lifted.

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