Crashes, Water Main Break Slow Morning Commutes


Several crashes and a water main break caused problems on Connecticut roads on Friday morning.

In Granby, a car struck a utility pole on Route 189, snapping two poles snapping and bringing down wires.

One man was in the car and walked to a nearby home to call 911, police said.
Police said that Lifestar was called but canceled. Route 198 was closed, from East Street to Wells Road.

Just before 7:30 a.m., a crash closed the right lane of Interstate 84 West, between Exits 17 and 16 in Southbury. Officials said the crash involved a tractor-trailer and some other vehicles.

In Vernon, West Street was closed at Grand Avenue and Regan Road after a car struck a hit telephone pole.

In Middletown, a water main break closed Hunting Hill Road, from Russell to Newtown streets.

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