ST. CLOUD -- A car crash on 3rd Street North this morning forced St. Cloud Police to close part of the street for awhile.

Police say 44-year-old Samantha Gould went off the road and struck a power pole, shearing it off.

The crash happened near 17th Avenue North at about 4:45 a.m.

Because of the hazard to other motorists, police closed the street for about three hours while Xcel Energy and street crews replaced the pole.

No one was hurt, but Gould was cited for inattentive driving.