LOW-HANG­ING WIRES BLAMED FOR AC­CI­DENT THAT LED TO 12-HOUR SHUT­DOWN OF ROUTE 39

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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.

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