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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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Categories: General
Ben Doody

2 Responses

  1. Jessica says:

    The first accident of the week was on Mothers Day evening. This is a usual thing, and quite surpriseling we had a quiet winter! When will there be at least a cross walk put up? I live next door to the condos and all of us residents want a light but get the run around of its the towns responsibility/its the states responsibility! I guess its the town & state collaberating to get money from a individual and not all citizens. Where are the tax dollars going? Where it is not needed! Back to the accident we go and inconviencing us residences in our homes!

  2. Resident says:

    Is there a way to find out the name of the driver?