|Motorists should expect delays from damage to traffic signal control|
This traffic signal control box at the intersection of North Main and State streets was struck by a vehicle last weekend. Police are seeking information about the vehicle and driver who left the scene without reporting the incident.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The Rocky Mount Police Department is seeking information about a hit-and-run incident, which severely damaged a traffic signal control box.
The incident occurred late Saturday night or early Sunday morning at the intersection of North Main and State Street in Rocky Mount, near the Stop-In Food Stores Shell Station, Comfort Inn and Arby's, according to Assistant Town Manager Matt Hankins.
Based on paint transfer and damage to the box, it appears a dark purple, burgundy or wine-colored passenger car drove off the street and struck the traffic control box, Hankins said.
The driver of the vehicle drove off, leaving behind over $10,000 in damage to the control box and signal system, which controls the traffic light at that intersection, he added.
Police are working with the nearby stores to obtain video of the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or the damaged vehicle leaving the scene should call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 540-483-9275.
Area body shops, repair shops and mechanics are asked to report suspicious vehicles of the color and matching front-end damage to the Rocky Mount Police Department.
The town's public works department, community development department and police department are working with a signal contractor to ensure the light continues to function while repairs are being planned.
Motorists driving on North Main, State Street and Grassy Hill Road near the intersection are cautioned to expect potential delays in case of equipment failure caused by the accident.