Police this afternoon are urging drivers to avoid Riverside Avenue, where an auto accident has forced traffic to be restricted to one lane.

A vehicle struck a utility pole, according to police, knocking down power lines about 1 p.m.

Only one lane of traffic is able to move through the accident scene near 380 Riverside Ave.

Police say that drivers should avoid the area until further notice today to avoid delays.

There was no time projected for completion of repairs, police said.