Alexander Road closed due to accident--UPDATED 4 P.M.

March 16, 2009 10:12 a.m.

UPDATE 4 P.M.: Normal traffic patterns have resumed on Alexander Street. All lanes on Alexander were reopened at 3:46 p.m. after the necessary utility work was completed.

Alexander Street between Faculty Road and Canal Pointe Blvd. is closed today (March 16) due to an automobile accident that occurred early this morning. Employees were alerted of the closure at 7:45 a.m. through an automated message sent to their primary telephone numbers via the Princeton Telephone and E-mail Notification System.

A car hit a utility pole, causing the pole to break and dropping telephone and electrical wires across Alexander. The road is expected to be closed at least until noon and may reopen later today.

Employees who work in the Helm Building are being asked to park in Lot 23 on the south end of Elm Drive or 23A across Faculty Road and walk to work, or in Lot 21 near Jadwin Gymnasium and take a shuttle to Faculty Road and Alexander Road, where they will need to walk.

Plans for later in the day and updates will be posted here as they occur.