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Major Elizabethtown intersection up and running after lights fell in roadway

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The Hardin County Sheriff's Department urged drivers to use caution when approaching a busy intersection in Elizabethtown Sunday morning after traffic lights fell in the roadway.

The incident happened shortly after 9 a.m. at the U.S. 31W/Lincoln Parkway/Western Kentucky Parkway exchange. There were no reports of the lights falling on cars or people.

A spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the intersection remained partially closed by late morning with flaggers directing traffic around the intersection. It was expected to be completely reopened by noon with the signals fully operational by 3 p.m. No major detours were in place.

It was unclear why the traffic lights fell. Police would not speculate on whether ice might have caused the cables that hold the lights to break.

A spokesman for the Elizabethtown Police Department said power had been cut in the area while crews worked to make the necessary repairs.

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