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