Route 100 closure

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -- Route 100 reopened Saturday after being closed for more than 24 hours.

Upper Macungie Township police said an oversize load tractor-trailer hit an overhead wire 2:18 p.m. Friday.

Police said the driver of the lead vehicle reported his height pole hit the wires but he thought the tractor-trailer still had room because the pole was six inches taller than the actual load.

The truck hit the wires. By the time it stopped, several wires were down and a utility pole was sheared off.

The downed lines caused numerous closures on Route 100 northbound between Main Street, Tilghman Street, Claussville Road and Kernsville Road in Upper Macungie Township.

The incident also knocked out power at the intersection of Route 100 and Tilghman Street.

Police said the bank of the roadway may have contributed to the crash. The oversize load tractor-trailer was permitted to be on the route.

State Route 100 reopened just before 4 p.m. Saturday.