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Hulton Road in Oakmont reopens after downed power line cut power to 200 customers |

Hulton Road in Oakmont reopens after downed power line cut power to 200 customers

Jacob Tierney And Theresa Clift
| Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:36 a.m

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A portion of Hulton Road in Oakmont closed Thursday morning because of a major power line being down, according to the borough`s website. The traffic...

A portion of Hulton Road in Oakmont closed Thursday morning because of a major power line being down, according to the borough’s website.

The traffic lights at the intersections of Hulton Road and Allegheny River Boulevard and Hulton Road and Allegheny Avenue were not working, Borough Manager Lisa Cooper Jensen said. She said Thursday morning that repair crews were making a temporary fix to get the traffic lights working.

Crews from Duquesne Light restored the lines and the road reopened at about 4 p.m., according to an Oakmont official.

According to Duquesne Light’s website, about 200 customers were affected.

Jensen wasn’t sure which homes had lost power because of the power lines being down. Oakmont Police Department’s Facebook page had a message posted at 9:30 a.m. detailing the closure.

Drivers were able to take Pennsylvania Avenue to avoid the closure.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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A Duquesne Light employee works on power lines along Hulton Road near Thirteenth Street in Oakmont. Thursday July 5, 2018.
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Traffic passes through a flooded intersection on McKnight Road near Babcock Boulevard after flash flooding affected the area, Thursday, July 5, 2018.
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Flood waters outside Matt Mertz Plumbing in Ross on Thursday, July 5, 2018. (Photo from Lisa Mertz)
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