Downed tree leads to power outages in Seymour

(WTNH/ Report It)

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH)– A downed tree left over a thousand people without power in Seymour Monday morning.

Police say they believe it was the wind that took down a tree, which subsequently downed wires on South Main Street. Traffic is being diverted from the area, as South Main Street is now closed in the area of Pearl Street.

Police ask drivers to use Maple Street and Pearl Street for an alternative route.

Eversource also responded to the scene due to the downed wires. They are reporting that 899 customers are still experiencing a power outage as of 1 p.m.

Crews are working to remove the tree and repair the damaged pole and wires. There is no word on when the road is expected to reopen.

The wind also closed a road in Brooklyn earlier Monday. Route 21 was closed due to utility wires that were down on the road.

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