Kent Road (RT 7) closed in New Milford
Kent Road (Route 7 north) in New Milford was closed at the traffic T by Big Y shopping plaza at 12:40 p.m. Friday after a dump truck ran into and snapped a utility pole taking wires down near S.J. Barrington’s, police confirmed.
Power was out in the area with the traffic lights not working at the traffic T intersection of Routes 7/202 at Veterans Bridge. Traffic is detoured over Fort Hill Road.
Eversource had workers on the scene as of 1:05 p.m. A total of 562 Eversource customers were without power immediately following the accident, according to Mitch Gross, Eversource spokesman.
At 4 p.m. Friday, New Milford Police dispatch reported that the road would be reopened shortly. Eversource’s outage map showed only 17 customers remained without power.