UPDATE: As of 3:30 PM, traffic is being detoured while PPL repairs the snapped pole. Unofficial info on Facebook stated that some traffic was allowed to pass earlier.
UPDATE: Still detoured as of 1:30 PM.
As of 1 PM today (Wednesday, September 2, 2015), traffic is being detoured around a section of Penn Drive (SR443) in West Penn Township after a trailer hauling municipal residual waste (turned fertilizer) this morning disconnected from a truck, snapped a PPL utility pole, and spilled its contents all over the road and adjacent yards.
The incident occurred around 6 AM this morning just west of the Spring Road intersection and Mantzville Road.
Fire police are detouring traffic around the scene.
No more information is known.
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Times News: http://www.tnonline.com/2015/sep/02/route-443-closed-west-penn.
Morning Call: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-t-treated-sewage-spill-schuylkill-20150902-story.html.
WNEP TV: http://wnep.com/2015/09/02/tractor-trailer-hauling-municipal-waste-crashes/.