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.

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: Logo

You are commenting using your 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