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."