Route 87 closed after two utility poles “broken” in crash

FRANKLIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Route 87 is back open in Franklin, just over the Lebanon town line, after a car crashed into two utility poles around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Connecticut State Police with Troop K responded to the Franklin-Lebanon town line around 1 a.m., on a report of a car into a pole. The crash occurred between Francis Drive and Lydia Lane, and involved two Frontier poles. They say the driver sustained minor injuries, and was transported to Windham Hospital. The driver has been identified as 24-year-old Eric Fox of Colombia.

Overseen by troopers, Route 87 was shut down in both directions. Crews with Eversource and Frontier responded to the scene, and dispatchers say they had to cut several support lines in order to conduct repairs on the two broken poles. Eversource reported that they expected a 5 a.m. restoration, for the three customers affected.

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