Itsy, Bitsy Spider Causes Road Shutdown


A spider caused a whole lot of traffic problems in Hamden on Tuesday.

A 25 year-old Hamden woman was taking a turn on Dixwell Avenue at 10 a.m. when a spider distracted her, police said.

She drove off the road and into a utility pole. The crash somehow damaged a second pole as well.

The driver was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, police said.

Dixwell Avenue, between Shepard Avenue and Sanford Street, is expected to be closed until about 9:30 p.m. 

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