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Interstate 270 shutdown after power line falls on highway

10:34 PM, Jun 30, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - Interstate 270 was closed in both directions between Manchester and I-64 Saturday night after a power line fell across the highway.

Officials say the fallen power line caused a minor brushfire along the highway.   Firefighters were able to quickly put the fire out.  Traffic was at a stand still while Ameren crews worked to remove the power line from the highway. 

At last check 659 people in that area are now without power.

We'll continue to update this story as the information comes into our newsroom.

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