Downed Overhead Sign Structure Closes 222 in Ontelaunee Township

8/3/20 9am – All northbound lanes are back open.

8/2/20 7:15pm – A single northbound lane is open. Both lanes are expected to open by Monday.

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8/2/20 4:15pm – PennDOT has reopened 222 South. According to Berks DES, PennDOT should not need to close the south lanes again. 222 North remains closed.

The closure is expected to last until Monday morning, but may open sooner.

8/2/20 1pm – Route 222 is closed in Ontelaunee Township due to an overhead sign structure that has fallen across the northbound lanes.

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Early Sunday morning, heavy rain caused a sinkhole to open up in the area where the sign structure is embedded in the ground.

Both the south and north bound lanes are closed between the Laureldale Exit and Route 61. The highway will remain closed until Monday, according to Berks County Department of Emergency Services.

To travel around the area, use Snyder Road and turn right onto Route 61. You can also use West Huller Road to Leesport Road as well.

Photos on scene

Map of Area

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