West Chester Pike reopens after PECO utility pole catches fire

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Friday, February 28, 2020
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Downed power line closes West Chester Pike in Marple Township, Delaware County.

MARPLE TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- West Chester Pike in Delaware County has reopened to traffic after a PECO utility pole caught fire Thursday afternoon.

Route 3 was shut down in both directions between New Ardmore and Lawrence avenues in Marple Township.

Officials said a pole caught fire and brought down wires Thursday which affected the evening rush.

Around 8:20 a.m. Friday, traffic was able to get by again as crews cleared the scene.

"West Chester Pike from New Ardmore to Lawrence Rd is being re-opened Work is still being done in the area but the roadway is open," Marple police tweeted.