Many roads closed, covered with debris, wet leaves
Downed wires trees, branches, wet leaves and plenty of debris have closed a number of roads across Connecticut Thursday morning.
While most major roads are in good shape this morning, many local roads are covered with wet leaves that can make for slippery driving conditions.
Give yourself extra time this morning.
Also slow down and have some extra distance between vehicles.
In Easton, Sunny Ridge Closed Between Martin Lane and Sport Hill Road. Live Wire/Tree down.
In Bethel, Nashville Road is closed between Taylor Avenue and Route 53 due to a tree down.
In Weston, the following roads are closed: Area of 31 Glenwood, 21 Ladderhill Road South, Goodhill/Steephill, Valley Forge/Newtown, 26 Wells Hill/ Easton town line and White Birch is one lane at Greenlea Lane.
In Wilton, the following roads are completely closed until further notice Route 33 (Ridgefield Rd) - between Belden Hill Rd & Middlebrook Farm Rd Sturges Ridge Rd - near # 35 Warncke Rd - near #39 Stirrup Ln - near #18 Indian Hill Rd - near Pin Oak Ln Mountain Road- near Scribner Hill Rd Rocky Brook Road- near #16
New Fairfield firefighters said: “Use caution driving this morning. Multiple trees down and roads shut down. Might want to give yourself extra time heading into work.”
In Harwinton, Locust Road is closed from Plymouth Road to Laurel Road. There is a large tree and primary lines down across the road just before the Laurel Road intersection. Coming either direction, you can use Plymouth Road/ Wake Robin Lane/ Laurel Road as a detour around it. Use caution if driving tonight or early Thursday morning as there are low hanging wires and tree branches in numerous spots, debris and wet leaves in the roadways all over the area, and standing water in the poor drainage spots.
Main Street in Middlefield will be closed for an extended period of time due to a car verses utility pole accident that occurred at about 2:15 a.m., according to dispatchers at Troop F in Westbrook. The impact of the crash snapped the pole in half, dispatchers said. There is no estimate on when the street will reopen.
North Street at Taconic and Dingletown is expected to be closed for an extended period of time, Greenwich dispatchers said on Twitter. There is no access to or from central Greenwich from Exit 31.
Downed trees or wires have also closed roads at the following Greenwich locations as of 5 a.m.: 30 Fairfield Road, 300 North Maple Avenue, Byran Road at the railroad bridge and 165 Henry Street. There are low hanging wires in the 1300 block of King Street and the 600 block of Lake Avenue.
State police at Troop G in Bridgeport are dealing with a motor vehicle crash on Route 25 southbound at Exit 9.
Troop G dealt with some downed trees but all the incidents were cleared by 5:30 a.m.
The state Department of Transportation said the following state roads are closed:
WILTON - Route 33 CLOSED at Middlesex Road because of a tree down with wires. Reported Thursday, October 17 at 10:06 am.
TRUMBULL - SR 734 (Daniels Farm Road) CLOSED at Park Street because of Tree (In Roadway) with wires. Reported Thursday, October 17 at 10:05 am.
TORRINGTON - ROUTE 4 CLOSED between ROUTE 272 and LOVERS LN because of TREE IN WIRES. Reported Thursday, October 17 at 10:06 am.
NEW MILFORD - Route 109 CLOSED at #373 by Washington Ridge Road because of a tree down.
STAMFORD - Route 104 Long Ridge Road CLOSED between Den Road and Midrocks Drive because of Tree (In Roadway) with wires. Reported Thursday, October 17 at 9:56 am.
SALISBURY - ROUTE 41 CLOSED BOYD RD because of TREE IN WIRES. Reported Thursday, October 17 at 6:59 am.
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