The closure and detour of a section of Route 114 at the Danvers-Peabody line has come to an end in time for the morning commute on Friday.
A stretch of Route 114 that was closed for most of the day on Thursday is open for the morning commute on Friday. A one-third mile stretch of road at the Danvers-Peabody line was closed just before 10 a.m. on Thursday when strong winds tore down several utility poles, sending wires, poles and transformers to the street. Utility crews and emergency workers had the road closed into Thursday evening but it reopened overnight on Thursday and repairs were completed. Peabody police sent out a Nixle alert at 5:54 a.m. saying that the road was open again.
Workers will continue to make repairs to utility poles along Route 114 on Thursday evening that will cause the road to remain closed and drivers will be detoured.
Drivers will continue to be detoured around a section of Route 114 at the Danvers-Peabody line into the rush hour as work continues to repair several utility poles that came down in a wind storm on Thursday morning. The good news? Almost all of the electric customers that were without power earlier in the day have their power back. But workers continue to “set” the damaged poles, as of 4 p.m. That means about a one-third mile stretch of road is blocked to through traffic and is being detoured. “We’ve haven’t set all the poles yet,” said Randi Holland at Peabody Municipal Light Plant. Workers from other utilities were called in to help expedite the restoration of power and make the repairs. The remaining customers without power – 23 – were…