Several lanes of Route 9 in New Britain were temporarily shut down Tuesday when a light post came crashing down across the highway.
It came down on Route 9 southbound between exits 25 and 23 around 6 p.m. The post did not hit any cars, but a viewer told NBC Connecticut she had to slam on her brakes to avoid it.
NBC Connecticut reached out to the Connecticut Department of Transportation to find out what happened, but we have yet to hear back.
All lanes of the highway have since reopened.