Car rams into pole on Route 20, Darien
Submitted by Billie Owens on October 17, 2013 - 5:47pm
A car rammed into a power pole at 2510 Broadway Road (Route 20), west of Darien Alexander Townline Road. Live wires are down, a transformer is also down and leaking fluid. "The road is smoldering from arcing wires." Darien fire is responding and Mercy medics.
UPDATE 6:48 p.m.: Alexander Fire Police are called to stop all westbound traffic on Route 20 at Route 98. National Grid has been notified; no ETA given. A responder says a live line is down across the car. The driver is out and denies any injuries.
UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: Attica Fire Police are responding to shut down eastbound traffic on Route 20 at Route 238.
UPDATE 7:54 p.m.: The power for the lines has been shut off.
UPDATE 8:07 p.m.: Route 20 is reopened. Darien, Attica and Alexander are back in service.