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Storm Causes Fires, Knocks Down Wires

A transformer blew out on Old Newtown Road and wires caught fire in three sections of Spring Hill Road Monday morning.

Rain and lighting knocked a tree into a transformer on Old Newtown Road and caused three fires on power lines on Spring Hill Road on Monday morning. It has led to road closings as power and phone company crews make repairs.

According to the Connecticut Light & Power Outage Map, 50 Monroe customers are without power. United Illuminating Co. serves homes on Spring Hill.

Police said the call came in for Spring Hill Road at 9:41 a.m. and the call for Old Newtown Road was at 9:44.

Spring Hill Road is closed between Sherman Circle and Cutlers Farm roads and Old Newtown Road is blocked off from Pepper Street and at the intersection with Oak Ridge Road.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., three power company trucks and one phone truck was seen on Old Newtown Road.

PlumbBob July 25, 2012 at 02:46 PM
This seems to be happening quite a bit lately in town. If wind and rain have been bringing such damage what is going to happen when we get the next big snow and ice storm? Get your generators ready again.

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