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Columbia Pike Reopens Monday Afternoon After Live Wires Fall Onto Road

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    A tree brought down some live wires early Monday on Columbia Pike in Arlington. Crews expect to have the roadway near South Frederick Street reopened by 1 p.m. (Published Monday, May 4, 2015)

    A tree brought down live wires onto Arlington's busy Columbia Pike early this morning, closing down the route for hours.

    Columbia Pike reopened around 1 p.m., after spending the morning closed in both directions between S. Dinwiddie and S. Jefferson streets. Repairs took several hours as crews dealt with a tangled mess of wires and tree limbs.

    "Around 3:30 or 4 a.m., I just heard a big pop," said a nearby resident.

    The tree snapped a utility pole, taking down power lines and a transformer. Live wires fell onto the road, especially dangerous in the dark early-morning hours.

    Columbia Pike Closed After Live Wires Fall Onto Rd.

    [DC] Columbia Pike Closed After Live Wires Fall Onto Rd.
    A busy road in Arlington County will be closed for several hours Monday as crews clear several live wires from the road.
    (Published Monday, May 4, 2015)

    Crews reopened the roadway reopened by 1 p.m.