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I-70 closed in both directions near Rural and Keystone



Indianapolis, Indiana — On Thursday morning, a portion of Interstate 70 on the city’s near-east side is shut down in both directions, due to a fallen powerline.

Traffic is stopped near Rural Street and Keystone Avenue because a truck hit a powerline, causing the line to fall across all lanes of eastbound and westbound traffic, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said on Twitter.

A backup extends for several miles in both directions.

As a result of the closure, east side traffic on I-465 cannot exit onto westbound I-70.

Police are shutting down multiple on-ramps from various locations to I-70 to keep more cars from entering the interstate.

Drivers should avoid the area and seek alternate routes. An extended delay is expected.