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Rt. 29 in Collegeville, Upper Providence Closed for Downed Tree

Traffic is still snarled in the area; residents are experiencing power outages.

Update at 3:02 p.m. on Jan. 31:

As of 3 p.m., traffic is still being diverted from Rt. 29.  Those driving towards Upper Providence will be detoured up Hopwood Road.  Try to avoid the area.

Original Story:

A tree that fell into power wires on Rt. 29 has caused a road closure between Collegeville Borough and Upper Providence Township, power outages and snarled traffic in the area.

According to the Upper Providence Police Department, Rt. 29 is closed between Park Avenue in Collegeville Borough and Hopwood Road in Upper Providence after a tree fell on wires around 7:45 a.m.

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety lists the incident as an outside electrical fire at Rt. 29 and Hopwood Road.

A police department representative said that cars were not permitted to drive under the wires, and that the road would be closed for an “extended period of time” while PECO worked on the issue.

Access is closed to the Rt. 29 shopping center, including Wawa and the Malvern School, as well as the Collegeville Professional Center across the street.

Traffic is backed up throughout the area. 

According to PECO, power should be back on for some residents my around 10 a.m.

linda knoebel January 31, 2013 at 02:27 PM
They're all sitting on clayhor trying to get to rt 113,they're going to be there awhile,backed way up.
Roy Martin January 31, 2013 at 07:01 PM
No Wegmans for me today...Damn...
zmom January 31, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Is the road still closed?
Christina Elizabeth Mastro January 31, 2013 at 09:08 PM
The power came back on around 2:30. :)
Cville January 31, 2013 at 10:09 PM
As of 5pm, yes. And the power in that area is out again.

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