East and westbound main lanes on highway 73 will be closed Tuesday, from 10:00a.m until 4:00p.m.

The closure is taking place in order to allow Energy to repair damaged power lines from a previous incident.

All traffic will be diverted to the frontage roads at highway 347 to 9th Avenue in Port Arthur.

All traffic will be temporarily stopped for fifteen minutes at approximately 11:00a.m. Motorists should expect delays and consider using an alternate route.

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