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I-70 temporarily closed in Washington County due to downed power line

Paul Peirce
| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

A live power line falling across Interstate 70 in Washington County temporarily closed the highway in both directions between noon and 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to PennDOT District 12.

PennDOT spokeswoman Valerie Petersen said the incident occurred about noon at mile marker 24 in the vicinity of the Eighty Four exit between Route 519 and the Zediker Station Road Bridge.

Traffic was detoured until West Penn Power removed the lines off the road, she said. No reason for the downed line was given.

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