(Victorville) – Traffic through the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Balsam has been backed up for most of the weekend due to the signal light flashing red.
According to a press release from the City of Victorville the traffic signal pole was knocked down by a vehicle at the northwest corner of Bear Valley Rd & Balsam Rd early Saturday morning.
City of Victorville crews cleared the intersection and restored it to operation later that same morning.
Early this morning crews began work to replace the pole and restore the signals to normal operation. Work was expected to be completed by 6:00 pm.
Traffic has been delayed through the intersection in both directions of Bear Valley Road. A heavily traveled detour around the area has been Sequoia Avenue in Hesperia.
At least one traffic collision was reported on Bear Valley Rd in the back up earlier this afternoon.