I-70 closed west of I-695 temporarily due to downed high-voltage power lines
Posted: 11:51 AM, Aug 14, 2018
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Due to unstable high voltage wires, officials closed I-70 west of I-695, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says.
The interstate closed in both directions between US 29 and I-695 around noon.
Personnel from MDOT SHA and BGE staging at the scene prior to the closure. The repair work took about an hour.
As of roughly 1:30 p.m. the roadway was reopened, MDOT SHA said.
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