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Downed power lines close part of Route 106

Route 106 in East Meadow was closed in

Route 106 in East Meadow was closed in both directions after power lines fell onto the roadway Monday afternoon. (Feb. 28, 2011) Credit: Kevin Imm

Burning power lines created a traffic headache for motorists in East Meadow Monday afternoon.

The downed LIPA wires on Route 106 between Route 24 and Salisbury Park Drive halted traffic in both directions at about 4:30 p.m., the state Department of Transportation reported.

The section of Route 106 was expected to remain closed until about 8 p.m. Monday.

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