Downed wires on Route 1 in Falls Township have closed a section of the highway for the next few hours.

Photo via Falls Township Police.

The wires went down late Friday morning half a mile east of the Pennsylvania Avenue exit. They sit right next to the E MY Lane bridge.

Travel is closed in both directions. Route 1 south is closed at Pennsylvania Avenue and the northbound lanes are closed at the Route 32 split near Snipes Farm.

PECO is at the scene working on clearing the road and fixing the issue.

Authorities are asking any motorists who need to travel to take alternate routes.