BEATRICE – West Court Street, or U.S. Highway 136 was blocked early Friday afternoon in west Beatrice following an accident in which a vehicle struck a utility pole. 

The impact snapped off the pole, just east of the intersection of U.S. 136 and Nebraska Highway 4.

A Beatrice Board of Public Works crew was summoned to the scene to repair the damage.  Beatrice Fire and Rescue also was sent to the scene.  It did not appear anyone was seriously hurt in the accident.

Emergency personnel were dispatched at 12:19 p.m.  No one was transported from the scene for treatment.

Police redirected traffic at the highway intersection, either north or south of the scene.