Bye-bye, electricity… hello, sleeping in!

Wondering why your alarm clock may not have gone off this morning? WFSB reports that part of Middletown was left without power this morning after a car crashed into a utility pole on Washington Street:

A crash left traffic lights out on Route 66 in Middletown for several hours Tuesday morning. Officials said a vehicle had crashed into a utility pole on Route 66 near Butternut Street. The eastbound side of the roadway was closed at about 6:30 AM and had reopened by 7:30 AM. The driver of the car that struck the pole, an Audi, was taken to Middlesex Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Connecticut Light & Power installed a new pole and wires. Power outages briefly affected power on the other side of town, and prompted burglar alarms to sound, police said. They said the outages only lasted for an hour.

Several houses on Home Ave. and Vine St. were affected.

[Via Linda Shum ’09.]

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