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NEW INFO: Road Open After Crews Took Down Leaning Tower

The radio tower that was threatening to fall over in Smithfield is no longer a threat.

Part of a popular road in Smithfield is open again after crews took down the leaning tower just off Highway 70 in Johnston County. The radio tower bent during a storm Thursday when one of its three sets of guy wires broke.

Two restaurants and a handful of homes were evacuated, but the danger is now over.



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Part of a popular road in Smithfield is shut down because of a leaning tower.

A radio tower just off Highway 70 bent during a storm on Thursday when one of its three sets of guy wires broke. Two restaurants and a handful of homes were evacuated.

Chris Francis lives nearby the tower.

"I've never seen such excitement. Looks like a good gust of wind could bring it down. I hope not though," Francis said.

The road will stay closed until the tower is safely down.


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