CL&P repairs completed on East Putnam Avenue

UPDATE 10 A.M. — CL&P says all customers now have their power restored in town.

A downed wire on East Putnam Avenue near Greenwich High School caused early morning headaches for commuters and school officials, but power has been mostly restored and one lane of travel is now open.

According to Greenwich Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Kraig Gray, had urged drivers to avoid Route One in the area of East Putnam Avenue between Old Church Road and Hillside Road and Overlook Drive after  a live wire was downed early this morning but now the all clear signal has been given.

There was no accident and no one was hurt. According to CL&P spokesman Tricia Modifica, all repairs are now complete and that there was not a transformer issue, but rather a wire that fell at approximately 4:30 a.m., knocking out power to 356 customers at the incident’s peak. She said the cause of the issue is under investigation but that right now there is no indication it had anything to do with a tree. Ms. Modifica said this was not a transformer issue but that the wire burned out, causing a small fire that she did not believe caused any significant damage.

This caused power to be out and both lanes to be closed at approximately 6 a.m., but Lt. Gray said that power is back on in the portions of the area and GHS was able to begin on schedule. District officials say that there were no issues with getting the students into school and starting classes on time.

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