16th Street Shut Down at Colesville Road Due to Downed Wires in Silver Spring

Justin Finch, NBC4

Downed wires and a toppled traffic light have shut down 16th Street at Colesville Road in Silver Spring early Friday.

A D.C. Department of Public Works truck was approaching the area when it took down the wires, affecting power to some buildings in the area.

As a result, 16th Street is closed where it meets Colesville at a traffic circle near the border with the District. 

The closure was expected to have a big impact on commuters who travel between D.C. and Maryland via 16th Street. Drivers heading into the District are being diverted at East-West Highway. Those heading into Maryland are being diverted at Eastern Avenue.

The closure is expected to last until at least midday.

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