UPDATE: Crews still working on damages from car fire in Bowling Green

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Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 7:54 AM CDT
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UPDATE 7:50 a.m.:

The Kentucky Transportation cabinet says A fire following the vehicle crash burned and melted the traffic signal controls and electrical system.

Officials say the signal is not functioning at this time and it is expected to be an extended period of time until the traffic signal becomes operational again.

They say crews have been working all night and throughout the day today to get the signal repaired as quickly as possible.

The Old Morgantown Road side of the intersection has been closed due to the railroad track and work going on to repair the signal according to officials.

They advise motorists need to use caution and treat the intersection as a three-way stop.


A wreck at the railroad tracks near WKU's campus at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday snarled traffic, knocked out power, and shut down the stoplight near the Registry for hours.

Bowling Green Police say a minivan on University Drive turned left onto Old Morgantown Road, crossing into the path of an SUV headed toward Russellville Road. The SUV then left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and burst into flames. Police say there were only minor injuries to the people involved.

A tweet by District 3 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the wreck damaged the control system of the traffic signal there, and expected repairs to take a long time.