Lanes reopen after downed lines closed Midlothian Turnpike

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Midlothian Turnpike near Belt Boulevard reopened after it was closed for most of Thursday morning due to downed power lines.

Crews cleared the scene shortly after 7:30 a.m.

Richmond police responded to the call around 2:45 a.m. When officers arrived, they found two street lights that snapped and fell onto Midlothian Turnpike.

Richmond police are investigating it as a possible hit-and-run.

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