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[Updated 3:20 p.m.] Fatal Accident Shuts Down Rt. 20 in East Granby

Police say a single vehicle struck a utility pole, CL&P on the scene

[Updated 3:17 p.m.]
State police have stated that the driver, a woman, of the vehicle has died. Lt. Paul Vance of the state police said that a press release is forthcoming.

Route 20 has been reopened and the initial investigation is complete. The accompanying photo shows the damage caused by the accident, which sheared the utility pole in two.

[Original story]

An accident on the border of Granby and East Granby has temporarily shut down the section of Rte. 20 between Canal Road and Newgate Road, according to an East Granby police spokesperson.

A vehicle struck a utility pole on Rt. 20 in East Granby around 11:30 a.m., leading the road to be closed, according East Granby police officer Jeremy Powell. The road is expected to be open by 2:30 p.m., said Powell.

Representatives from Connecticut Light & Power were on the scene, Powell said. Members of the Granby police department at the Connecticut state troopers also were at the scene.

Check back with Patch for additional updates.

Muary Watson April 14, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Really. It takes two cops to close part of one road? Waste of taxpayer money.

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