Crash closes Route 72 for hours Monday

(WTNH / Kevin Frederick)

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Utility crews are still on the scene of an accident Monday morning that brought down wires and snarled traffic.

The accident took place around 6:30 a.m. along Route 72 between Balsam and Poplar Streets. According to Bristol police, a car struck three utility poles, knocking down multiple wires.

Utility crews working to repair damaged poles after a crash on Route 72 (WTNH / Kevin Frederick)
Utility crews working to repair damaged poles after a crash on Route 72 (WTNH / Kevin Frederick)

The road has since re-opened.

Officers were not able to comment on any injuries. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.

Traffic was diverted to neighboring streets around the accident scene.

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