ITHACA, N.Y. — A downed electrical wire is causing a street closure in Ithaca Monday afternoon, police said.

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Officials were called to the intersection of South Albany Street and South Titus Avenue shortly after noon, police said.

Ithaca Police Chief John Barber said the wire was hitting a fire hydrant, which caused smoke to fill the air and a nearby resident to call 911.

The Ithaca Fire Department, Ithaca police, and New York State Electric and Gas Corporation are at the scene as of about 12:40 p.m.

The road is closed for just about a block on the 200 block of South Titus Avenue.

Officials said it is unclear how long the road will be closed.

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Jolene Almendarez

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