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Stretch of Southwest Highway in Worth closed after storm

Updated: July 2, 2014 6:54PM



A stretch of Southwest Highway in Worth remained closed Wednesday after utility poles were knocked down during Monday night’s storms, and when it reopens, only two lanes are expected to be open until repairs are made.

The road was closed from 111th Street to Harlem Avenue, but officials hoped to open two of the four lanes by Wednesday evening, according to Worth police Chief Martin Knolmayer. One lane in each direction would remain closed until the poles and power lines are repaired or replaced.

“There are four or five poles down in the roadway,” Knolmayer said. “We can’t do anything until ComEd gets the poles cleared out of the way.”

No injuries were reported.

Once ComEd advised that the downed lines were isolated and were no longer a danger, residents were allowed to remove their cars from parking lots where the downed wires had been in the way of the exits.



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