I-95 in Howard to be closed for utility repair

November 13, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Both directions of Interstate 95 near Route 175 in Howard County will be closed tomorrow morning while utility crews repair a power line that was damaged in a tractor-trailer accident.

The road closures will be between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Lanes on both sides of the highway will be shut down during those hours for 15-minute intervals.

Every 15 minutes, cars will be allowed to pass through again.

The 13,000-volt power line was knocked down about 9 a.m. yesterday when the truck hit a utility pole just north of the Route 175 exit, state police said.

No one was injured, but traffic was backed up for several miles while Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews removed the power line from the road.

About 600 homes lost power.

All were expected to have service turned back on by today, a BGE spokeswoman said.

However, delays are likely to occur, officials said, and motorists were advised to consider alternative routes.

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