Atherton Street reopens after crews clear downed tree

Atherton Street reopened to traffic Tuesday morning near Park Avenue after work crews cleared a large tree that fell on the busy road during the morning rush hour.

Northbound traffic had been diverted to Curtin Road, and Penn State officials asked that motorists avoid the area as the disruption was expected to last most of the day.

The road was detoured from 8:30 a.m. to about 11 a.m.