An intersection in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood remained closed late this morning after a crane fell down earlier today, a police spokesman said.

A large forklift crane fell down at the intersection of Ellis and Leavenworth streets at about 7:30 a.m., Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Ellis Street was initially closed between Leavenworth and Jones streets, Shyy said. As of 11 a.m., Ellis and Jones remains closed while the intersection at Leavenworth has since been cleared, he said.

San Francisco Municipal Railway buses had to be rerouted as a result of the accident and drivers are advised to avoid the area until the scene is cleared, Shyy said.

A few parked cars and some streetlights were damaged from the fall, but no one was injured, the officer said.

PG&E was called in to shut off electricity in the area as the crane was being removed from the street, Shyy said.



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