BX-Swan Lake firefighters close Silver Star Road as utility lines hang after excavator got caught up in it June 29, 2020. (Roger Knox - Morning Star file)

BX-Swan Lake firefighters close Silver Star Road as utility lines hang after excavator got caught up in it June 29, 2020. (Roger Knox - Morning Star file)

Traffic moving again on Silver Star Road

A portion of road up to resort closed as excavator stuck in utility line

Update: 4:44 p.m.

Traffic has been cleared on Silver Star Road in either direction, but fire crews remain on scene.

The BX-Swan Lake Fire Department is awaiting the arrival of the utility company to remove the hanging lines from the area.

ORIGINAL: 4:20 p.m.

Firefighters are closing Silver Star Road in the 7900 block due to overhead hazards crossing the road.

BX Fire responded to calls of an excavator caught in overhead power lines on a property along Silver Star Road before Aspen Road just before 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 29.

Upon a quick assessment, firefighters determined Silver Star Road would be closed to traffic while the scene is cleared of the hazard.

More to come.

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