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Travel Delays Continue Following Danbury Dump Truck Crash

A dump truck brought down power lines and poles during a crash.
A dump truck brought down power lines and poles during a crash. Photo Credit: Danbury Police Department

Motorists can expect continued significant travel delays through the evening commute in Northern Fairfield County after a dump truck struck a pole, bringing down power lines earlier Monday.

The crash took place around 10:10 a.m. Monday at 3 Plumtrees Road in Danbury when the truck, exiting a business with its bed extended struck the power lines over the roadway, said Danbury PD Det. Ralph Anderson.

The truck bed that hit the utility lines caused a utility pole to break and the lines to come down in the roadway resulting in the dump truck rolling onto its driver's side, Anderson said.

The operator was transported from the scene by EMS to Danbury Hospital for his injuries. A passenger was cleared by EMS at the scene.

Due to the extensive damage caused at the scene, utility crews will be working to restore the poles and utility lines for an extended period of time, he added.

"The public should expect significant travel delays in this area and avoid it entirely if possible," Anderson said.

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