CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Route 228 in Cranberry is open again after it was closed for two days following a storm this week.
It was reopened around midnight Friday.
There was a collective sigh of relief from the 40-50,000 drivers who pass through that area each day.
For most of the time, drivers had to find new routes. Although, frustrating at the time, drivers Friday seemed mainly relieved to have the route open again.
“I was definitely impacted,” said Chis Perrine at the Good Feet store. “Glad it’s open, they did a good job.”
Crews had been working day and night to replace several utility poles that blew over during Tuesday’s storms, but they ran into some issues.
Crews made progress on Wednesday and Thursday, but not enough to get it back open for the evening rush. That meant more detours for drivers in the Cranberry area.
Wednesday night, new utility poles were installed. Thursday morning though, wires continued to dangle over the usually busy road.
Route 228 had been closed in both directions. The on and off-ramps to Interstate 79 were also closed.
While the road has been reopened, officials say one eastbound lane may be restricted while Penn Power continues some repairs.