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updated: 6/12/2014 8:44 AM

Naperville's Route 59 and Diehl reopened

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  • A downed power line caused rush hour traffic delays Wednesday near route 59 and Interstate 88.

      A downed power line caused rush hour traffic delays Wednesday near route 59 and Interstate 88.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer


The intersection of Rt. 59 and Diehl Road was closed for more than eight hours Wednesday as crews cleaned up an earlier accident.

Naperville officials reopened the area at sometime after midnight, but closed the area of Route 59 and Diehl Road after a dump truck pulled down overhead cable lines.

Naperville spokeswoman Linda LaCloche said the truck hit a pole holding overhead cable lines just after 3 p.m. Wednesday

ComEd officials also confirmed power was cut to the intersection because crews de-energized the transformer that feeds the streetlights so the cable lines could be repaired.

No information was available regarding injuries, but traffic was diverted near the intersection.

LaCloche said all traffic exiting I-88 north onto Diehl was diverted southbound. Northbound traffic on Route 59 was diverted east onto McDowell Road and southbound traffic on Route 59 was being diverted east or west onto Ferry Road.

At Route 59 and Diehl, eastbound traffic was being diverted to southbound Route 59 and westbound traffic was being diverted north or south on to Raymond Drive.

LaCloche said there is no estimated time for the area to fully reopen to traffic.

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