LOW-HANGING WIRES BLAMED FOR ACCIDENT THAT LED TO 12-HOUR SHUTDOWN OF ROUTE 39
Low-hanging wires were determined to be the cause of Wednesday morning’s accident on Route 39, which led to the road being closed for nearly 12 hours.
A tractor-trailer — owned by Cheshire-based wholesale distributor Bozzuto’s, Inc. — made a right turn onto Route 39 North from Route 37 around 5:30 a.m. and struck low-hanging Frontier Communications utility lines.
The accident happened in front of the Sherman Fire Department, with no injuries reported.
The state Department of Transportation, Eversource and Frontier were called to the scene.
State police said the low-hanging utility lines appeared to be caused by a prior unrelated accident at the intersection. Frontier was aware of the prior accident, police said.
Route 39 was reopened to traffic a little before 5:30 p.m.