City Plow Crash Caused Power Outage in Middletown - NBC Connecticut

City Plow Crash Caused Power Outage in Middletown

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    Power is almost fully restored in Middletown after a city plow hit a utility pole early Tuesday morning, knocking out power for more than 700 customers at one point as the Blizzard of 2015 strikes Connecticut. 

    A city plow hit a utility pole with a transformer at Hunting Hill Road and Woodside Circle around 1 a.m., according to police, which brought live wires down on the truck. No injuries are reported, but Connecticut Light & Power had to shut off the power.

    At 2:30 a.m., about 705 were without power in Middletown and that number dropped to 7 by 6:30 a.m.

    While much of the power has been restored, the road remains closed and police urge drivers to use caution.

    In Meriden, around 830 homes went dark in the area of Crown Street late Monday night, but all service had been restored by about 1 a.m. Tuesday. A spokesperson for CL&P said several underground transformers were affected.

     


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