April 19, 2018 11:20 am

Traffic headaches hit downtown Guelph

A two-day construction project closed a stretch of Norfolk Street in downtown Guelph on Thursday morning.

Matt Carty / CJOY News

Commuters making their way through downtown Guelph on Thursday morning were forced to divert around a pair of road closures.

Norfolk Street was shut down between Macdonell Street and Waterloo Avenue for the planned removal of the footbridge overhead.

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That closure is expected to last through the day and into Friday.

Meanwhile, Guelph police said a vehicle took out a hydro pole at Wyndham and Wellington streets just after 4 a.m.

A 36-year-old Guelph man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and charged with careless driving.

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A Guelph Hydro spokesperson said crews had to completely replace the pole and reconnect the wires.

Westbound Wellington Street was closed throughout the day at Neeve Street for the repairs.

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