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U.S. 23 closed in Greenup County due to power restoration work

US 23 in Greenup County
US 23 in Greenup County(WSAZ)
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 9:10 PM EST
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GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – All lanes of U.S. 23 are closed, just north of the Industrial Parkway, as AEP crews make major repairs.

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9 made that announcement, saying crews are working at a tower carrying overhead transmission lines. They’re evaluating a 765-kilovolt transmission line in that area.

According to KTCD officials, northbound drivers on U.S. 23 should turn onto the Industrial Pkwy. at Wurtland, travel about 4 miles, then turn right onto Route 207 (Argillite Rd.) and follow it to Route 1 north to U.S. 23 at Greenup.

Meanwhile, southbound drivers on U.S. 23 are advised to turn right on state Route 1 south, travel for nearly 5 miles, then turn left on Route 207 (Argillite Rd.) toward Flatwoods, then at the interchange take the Industrial Pkwy. north to return at U.S. 23 at Wurtland.

Transportation officials say the detours could remain in place for several days. Drivers should expect heavy traffic and delays along detour routes.

They also announced:

“Through traffic between Columbus, Chillicothe, Portsmouth and destinations south of Ashland such as Louisa, Paintsville, and Pikeville, or commercial traffic connecting between U.S. 23 in Ohio and I-64 should consider using U.S. 52 through Ohio or other alternate routes.”

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