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West Penn accident causes headache for drivers

  • ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Fire Police volunteers set up cones to detour traffic away from a half mile section of SR309 in West Penn Township, Thursday, where a serious traffic accident occurred.
    ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Fire Police volunteers set up cones to detour traffic away from a half mile section of SR309 in West Penn Township, Thursday, where a serious traffic accident occurred.
Published July 19. 2013 05:05PM

Drivers traveling both north and south on SR309 at the SR443 junction in West Penn Township were either stuck in traffic or forced to take another route for over six hours Thursday while PPL and Verizon crews worked in 90 degree temperatures to repair downed poles and lines caused by a raised boom truck.

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