Route 35 in Monmouth County was closed in both directions at rush-hour due to power lines down, authorities said.
All lanes were closed between Harmony Road and New Monmouth Road in Middletown starting at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday because of electric poles on fire, reports said.
Northbound lanes were reopened about 4:15 p.m. but southbound lanes remained closed.
It was not immediately known what caused the emergency.
This is a developing news story.
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