Connecticut highway temporarily closed due to accident

- FILE - Connecticut State Police (WTNH)

OLD LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — A major highway in Connecticut closed Wednesday morning due to a vehicle crashing into a utility pole, according to Connecticut State Police.

Connecticut State Police tweeted that traffic had been diverted to Huntley Road after a crash took place on Route 156, which knocked over power lines.

Dispatch from State Police Troop F said Eversource is currently on the scene, replacing the utility pole. State police have left the scene, and the road is expected to be closed for a couple of hours.

Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross confirmed that all power outages in Old Lyme, East Lyme and Lyme are not related to the accident on Route 156. The 387 reported power outages are due to the planned upgrade work underway on Boston Post Road.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours.

Updates will be posted as the story continues to develop.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s