Power Line Repairs Close Road For Several Hours

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UPDATE 1:48 p.m. A spokesperson for American Electric Power says a fallen tree forced crews to close a portion of Long Run Road as they worked on repairing damaged power lines.

AEP Ohio says a large tree took down six spans of power lines around 1 a.m. Friday morning.  The length of wire between two power poles is considered one span.

The downed lines left 236 customers without power.  AEP says crews finished repairs around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

UPDATE 12:03 p.m. Long Run Road is back open.

Drivers heading down Long Run Road in Athens are advised to take another route.

The road is closed off near U.S. Route 33/50 east bound at the Stimson Avenue exit.

Keep checking for road updates.