BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Police in Berkeley early Saturday morning asked residents to avoid Ashby Avenue from Acton to Mabel streets due to a traffic incident.

Police said a large utility pole was sheared when a car struck it near the 1400 block of Ashby Avenue and the pole could potentially fall over.

The westbound lane of Ashby Avenue between Acton and Mabel streets in Berkeley is open, though the eastbound lane will be closed until around 8 p.m., police said.

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