I-77 in Charleston to Close for AEP to Reconnect Power Lines

UPDATE 8/23/13 @ 1:20 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Interstate 77 in Charleston will be closed in both directions Friday afternoon.

According to Metro 911, the northbound and southbound lanes of I-77 between the Greenbrier Street and Leon Sullivan exits will be closed from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. for AEP to reconnect power lines in the area.

Early Friday morning, a tractor trailer hit a power pole at the intersection of Piedmont Road and Chilton Street. Metro 911 reports the incident destabilized the pole causing a potentially hazardous situation with the lines that cross the interstate.

Emergency officials say for the safety of people travelling in the area, the interstate must be blocked in both directions. Once the lines are replaced, the interstate will be reopened.

Chilton Street is also closed from Milton Street to Piedmont Road for the repairs. Piedmont Road is also shut down from Carte Street to Richards Street.

The accident did damage a fire hydrant and stop sign at the intersection.

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ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Power wasn't affected, but several things were damaged when a tractor trailer hit a utility pole in Charleston.

Early Friday morning a tractor trailer hit a power pole at the intersection of Piedmont Road and Chilton Street.

The truck damaged the pole, but the impact didn't damage the power lines.

The accident did damage a fire hydrant and stop sign at the intersection. Crews were out early making the repairs.


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