Multiple Utilities Poles Down, Washington Street Extension Closed


Penny Hill – State and County Police, along with utility crews are on scene at the Washington Street Extension between Woodland Drive and Hanover Road due utility poles down.

Reports from the scene indicate that authorities are closing the Washington Street Extension due to four utilities poles and two transformers that have fallen into the roadway.

Crews are just arriving.  The clean up will most likely take several hours. Avoid the area.


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