Moose Spotted in Cheshire

DEEP warns drivers on I-84 and on local roads near Hall Drive to be cautious.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A moose was spotted Saturday morning in Cheshire, so the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection warns motorists to drive carefully on Interstate 84 near the Waterbury line and on local roads near Hall Drive.

    DEEP received reports of a moose sighting shortly before 12:22 p.m. in the area of Hall Drive.

    Environmental conservation police from DEEP are tracking the moose in an attempt to tranquilize and relocate it "because of the threat it can pose to highway safety," Dennis Schain, spokesperson for DEEP, said in a news release.

    The height and weight of a moose poses a threat to drivers and crashing into one can have fatal consequences or result in serious injuries, according to DEEP.

    More information will be provided when it becomes available.

    Have you spotted the moose? Tell us where you saw it in the comments or on social media. If you snapped a photograph, please consider submitting it to shareit@nbcconnecticut.com or share it with us on Twitter (@NBCConnecticut) or Facebook.

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