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I-70 closed west of I-695 temporarily due to downed high-voltage power lines

Posted: 11:51 AM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 17:40:59Z

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.