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Fallen traffic lights close ramps at Hwy 311 in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Several entrance and exit ramps at Highway 311 near Brentwood Street in High Point are currently closed due to a crash that caused a row of traffic signals to fall close to the roadway. 

Troopers at the scene said the driver of a Lexus of an unknown model was getting off at the Highway 311 bypass when it ran a red light, colliding with a Mercedes sedan that was getting on Business I-85 North around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. 

As a result of the collision, the Mercedes crashed into a utility pole that supports the traffic signals. 

The traffic lights fell toward the ground.  DOT crews are currently working to get them repaired, but there was no estimate as to how long the repairs would take. 

Both vehicles ended up in a nearby ditch. 

All ramps leading to North Business I-85, Brentwood Street, and Highway 311 from the bypass are currently closed. 

Troopers said the ramps will reopen as soon as the traffic signals are repaired. 

The driver of the Lexus is expected to be charged with failing to stop at a traffic signal, troopers said. 

Troopers did not say if anyone was seriously injured. 

None of the drivers involved have been publicly identified.