Power fully restored after Route 7 car crash


It took nearly 12 hours for Route 7 in New Milford to be fully cleared after a car toppled a utility pole early Thursday morning.

The one-car accident happened about 2:33 a.m. in front of the Willow Springs condominiums, and the road was fully reopened by about 3 p.m., police said.

A police dispatcher said the driver’s injuries were deemed minor. The driver was taken to Danbury Hospital, where his condition remains unknown, and police had no additional details Thursday evening.

About 600 Connecticut Light and Power customers were also without power because of the crash, but that number dwindled steadily until service was fully restored at about 10:15 a.m.

CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said that CL&P and AT&T crews worked alongside each other to clear the toppled pole and restore power.

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Ben Doody