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DEEP Cleans Up Oil Spill at Fisher Meadows During Extreme Winds

A tree that the wind blew over in Avon fell on telephone wires during the wind storm late Thursday morning.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials worked with an area environmental company Thursday to clean up an oil spill near Fisher Meadows in Avon, Public Works officials said.

A tree fell down on power lines, pulling down a telephone pole in the parking lot during the overnight wind storm that carried into Thursday, according to
Avon Highway Foreman Paul Welsh. When the pole fell, two transformers attached to it were damaged, causing the leak.

Police learned about the incident around 10 a.m. Thursday, Welsh said.

Traffic on Old Farms Road was not impacted, he said.

DEEP was still on scene as of 3 p.m.

Wind gusts were expected to reach as high as 36 miles an hour in Avon that Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

molly mead January 31, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Why was there an oil spill? Not clear from the story.
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) February 01, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Molly, as reported, "When the pole fell, two transformers attached to it were damaged, causing the leak." But I will follow up more specifically to see if there's more to it. Jessie Sawyer Editor, Avon Patch

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