The Jefferson Township office of emergency management has alerted residents through phone and email that there is a power outage caused by a motor vehicle accident involving a downed telephone pole and wires on Ridge Road near Ridge Field. Ridge Road is closed between Schoolhouse and Russia Roads at this time and drivers are advised to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

The downed telephone pole has effected electric servicing the Jefferson Township high school and middle school, and the Jefferson Township police department has confirmed on their Facebook page that both schools will dismiss early at around 9:05 a.m. Other township schools are not effected by this incident, and will continue with their normal schedules for the day.