Portions of Laurent, North streets closed until 1 p.m.

Portions of Laurent Street and North Street and nearby blocks are shut down until possibly 1 p.m. Friday, according to the Victoria Police Department.

Traffic is being diverted from the area where an 18-wheeler struck a utility pole at 1400 E. North St.

Affected areas include Laurent at Ash streets, Cleveland at North streets, Stayton at Laurent streets and Bronson at Commercial streets, said VPD spokesman Lt. Mike Hernandez.

AEP is on scene replacing the pole.