PEABODY (CBS) – Part of Route 128 in Peabody was closed in both directions Thursday morning because of some dangling wires.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, a vehicle hit a utility pole on Lowell Street Wednesday night near the Route 128 overpass.READ MORE: Market Basket 'Stole The Number 3 Position From Trader Joe's' In New Grocery Retailer Rankings
“The pole was broken off near the base, causing the wires to drop down to the point where there is insufficient clearance over Route 128,” MassDOT said in a statement Thursday morning.READ MORE: Happy 20th Birthday To The Snow Bowl -- Or The Tuck Rule Game, Depending On Your Perspective
Detours were put in between exits 26 and 28 until the new pole was installed and the wires were raised above Route 128.MORE NEWS: NH Bar Employee Halts 'Dangerous And Frightening Situation' By Tackling Man With Gun
All lanes of the highway re-opened just after 8 a.m. but Lowell Street remains closed.