Several utility poles were badly damaged this morning after a Columbia Avenue driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Middle Tennessee Electric and AT&T have to make considerable repairs, which has Columbia Avenue closed, in both directions, from Downs Boulevard to Battle Avenue.
This closure will last through the morning rush hour, which will result in considerable congestion on Columbia Avenue, Downs Boulevard, Battle Avenue, and W. Main Street.
Increased drive time on other routes in
and around the downtown Franklin area is expected.