BAKER, La (FOX44) - January 1, 2011 - The pole fell on u.s. 61 in Baker on new year's eve, blocking the roadway for hours.
The Baton Rouge Traffic Management center said, the pole fell on U.S. 61 north just south of La 964 about 7:30 pm.
Police that were on scene said the pole was blown over by the wind, because there was no evidence that a car had hit it.
Police rerouted traffic to side streets. They also used La 19 to reroute traffic until the roadway was clear just after 1 am.