(AP) - The Indiana Department of Transportation says it has reopened most of
U.S. 30 sooner than expected after repairs to power lines damaged by recent
severe weather were completed quickly.
The department said
in a statement issued around 12:30 a.m. Thursday that all of U.S. 30 was
open to traffic except at the intersection of State Road 55. That area could
remain closed through the early morning.
earlier that a nine-mile stretch of the road between Interstate 65 and U.S.
41 was to be closed beginning at 10 p.m. for 12 hours. Many drivers use the
road commuting to Merrillville and the Chicago area.
The statement says
NIPSCO’s repair of damaged power lines was completed “much earlier than