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UPDATE: Traffic open in Belpre after being closed due to downed tree

Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 11:19 AM EDT
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UPDATE: 7/02/2021 2:30 P.M.

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - According to the Belpre Police Department, one lane of traffic on Main Street in Belpre has been reopened after a being closed due to a downed tree. Passage in the direction of the other lane that is still closed is being permitted in the turn lane.

Crews are still on the scene working to finish removing the tree from the area.

ORIGINAL STORY: 7/01/2021 11:20 A.M.

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - A downed tree is blocking the roadway in the 800 block of Main Street in Belpre.

Dispatchers with the Belpre Police Department said the tree reportedly took power lines down with it and there are reports of popping noises and smoke coming from a transformer.

Belpre Volunteer Fire Department and the Belpre Police Department are on scene.

Dispatchers said the call came in around 10:45 a.m.

WTAP has a reporter at the scene. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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