Lanes reopen after power lines close part of I-80/94 in NW Indiana

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Downed power lines closed I-80-94 in both directions at Chase Street near Gary, Indiana. | Indiana State Police

Interstate 80/94reopened Wednesday afternoon afterall laneswereclosedforabout fivehours near Gary, Indiana, because of downed power lines.

The interstate was closed in both directions about 8:30 a.m. when a powerpolesnapped and lines fell across the roadway at Chase Street, according to Indiana State Police. No one was injured.

Lanes werereopenedby 1:30 p.m., authorities said.

The state’s power utility determined the pole snapped due to weather, state police said. The power companyplanned to replace the pole Wednesday evening, which was not expected to impact traffic.

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