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Middletown Route 35 Closed, Pole Fire, Wires Down

Route 35 is closed both directions due to wires down.
Route 35 is closed both directions due to wires down. Photo Credit: Facebook/ Middletown PD

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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