Route 8 in Cheshire shut down after tractor-trailer knocks down wires

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CHESHIRE — A portion of Route 8 was closed Tuesday afternoon while crews repaired utility wires that were torn down by a passing tractor-trailer.

State Police were called for assistance in closing a section of the road around 1 p.m., said according to Lt. Thomas Ryan.

"Apparently a tractor-trailer took down some wires near Cheshire Liquors," he said. "There were likely detours in the area."

Just before 2 p.m., Cheshire police posted on their Facebook page that Route 8 was closed to traffic between Lanesborough Road and Church Street. About a half hour later, the department sent out an additional alert saying the road had reopened.

No further information was immediately available.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at horecchio@berkshireeagle.com, @HavenEagle on Twitter and 413-770-6977.

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