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Route 543 Opens After Wires Down

The crash was reported after 5:30 p.m., officials said.

Route 543 at 136 at 6:52 p.m. on July 7, 2014. (Credit: CHART)
Route 543 at 136 at 6:52 p.m. on July 7, 2014. (Credit: CHART)
All lanes of MD Route 543 were shut down after 5:30 p.m. Monday due to a crash, according to a report from the Coordinated Highways Action Response Team. The road reportedly reopened before 8:30 p.m.

At 5:36 p.m. there was a single-vehicle collision on Route 543 that resulted in the road's closure between MD Route 7 and MD Route 136, according to the report.

Verizon and BGE responded to the scene, Sgt. Comer of Maryland State Police told Patch. According to Comer, a truck took down low-hanging wires. He said there were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Barbara Deglman July 07, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Just a thought... maybe the truck driver was driving with his bed up, and he snagged cables hanging at legitimate height. Again, just a thought.
Scott Blackdog Karg July 08, 2014 at 07:35 AM
That bed doesn't raise.
Kelly July 08, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Route 543 and 136 don't intersect they run parrellel to each other. Rt 7 does run between 543 and 136 am I reading this wrong or is someone mixed up?
Scott Blackdog Karg July 08, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Rt 543 indeed DOES intersect with 136. Look at a map.
Scott Blackdog Karg July 08, 2014 at 07:35 AM
Oh and 543 also runs between 136 and 7 like the article states.

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