Thursday, July 2, 2015

Route 70 in Cherry Hill, N.J., closed in both directions

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Traffic snarled along Route 70 in Camden County this evening as all six lanes of the busy highway were shut down by firefighters and police for downed electrical wires, a Cherry Hill emergency dispatcher said.

The initial call for firefighters came at about 8:30 p.m., according to an initial report. The dispatcher said at 9:10 p.m. that Route 70 in both directions remained closed at Cuthbert Boulevard.

It was unclear initially what caused the live electrical wires to fall into the highway, but firefighters closed both east and west lanes of Route 70.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the Twitter account of Cherry Hill Township informed users that "Route 70 is being partially reopened near Cuthbert Blvd., but lane restrictions remain in both directions overnight. Proceed w/ caution," and added that "AM commuters should plan accordingly. Lane restrictions & road repairs expected to last into rush hour."

At 11:00 p.m. Cherry Hill Police Department issued this summary:

Downed wires caused damage to both lanes of Route 70 requiring the State D.O.T. to respond with a road crew to make repairs. Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions of Route 70 at Cuthbert Blvd. Repairs will continue for the next several hours and delays are expected for the start of the a.m. commute. Police are urging motorists to seek alternate routes of travel until the roadway is re-opened.



Contact Brian X. McCrone at 215-854-2267 or bmccrone@philly.com. Follow @brianxmccrone on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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