Route 7 north of New Matamoras reopened after downed power lines removed
UPDATE: 5/22/20 5:25 P.M.
According to a representative for or the Ohio Department of Transportation District 10, the stretch of Route 7 north of New Matamoras between Mill Creek and Hutchison roads has been reopened to traffic.
ORIGINAL STORY: 5/22/20 12:05 P.M.
A section of State Route 7 north of New Matamoras is expected to remain closed for much of Friday while crews repair power lines.
A falling tree knocked down the lines about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, closing the highway between Mill Creek and Hutchison roads, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 office in Marietta said.
The incident led to a single-vehicle crash, but no one was injured, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Patrol said Thursday morning that traffic is being detoured onto Route 2 at Newport until the area is cleared.
We will have updates online and during WTAP News as more information becomes available.