Serious Crash Closes Route 44 in New Hartford

Route 44 remains closed in New Hartford while crews work to repair a utility pole that snapped during a serious car crash earlier Monday, according to state police.

Emergency dispatchers said a car struck the pole in the area of 440 Main Street/Route 44 in the Pine Meadow section of New Hartford around 1 p.m. First responders worked to extricate the driver, who was trapped, and LifeStar was called to the scene.

There is no information on the extent of any injuries and the name of the individual hasn't been released. The cause of the crash is unknown.

Route 44 remains closed in the area near the incident and it's unclear how long it will remain shut down.

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