NEWTON (CBS) – A three-car crash on Route 9 in Newton caused heavy delays on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash on Route 9 in Newton (WBZ-TV)

The fire department said there were no major injuries after the crash sent a telephone pole and transformer crashing down onto the road.

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It happened on Route 9 eastbound, shutting down the road from Parker Street to Langley Road. A detour was in place as crews cleaned up the scene.

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A telephone pole brought down by the crash (WBZ-TV)

“The closure is expected to last hours with heavy delays,” police said.

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Drivers are urged to avoid the scene. Crews also had to turn off power in the area for several hours.