I-70 in Bentleyville shut down after tractor-trailer crash

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BENTLEYVILLE, Pa. - A tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 70 in Bentleyville shut down both the east and westbound lanes of the roadway Friday afternoon.

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. near exit 70. The truck somehow took out high-tension wires.

Both eastbound lanes were reopened just before 2:15 p.m., while the westbound lanes remained closed.

West Penn Power officials said it could be a full hour until traffic is moving at full capacity again. 

Details are developing. Stay with Channel 11 News and wpxi.com for updates.