1/18/2018 - 1/18/18 - PRESS RELEASE - Rt 68 CLOSED

1/18/18 - PRESS RELEASE - Rt 68 CLOSED

January 18, 2018 5:00 AM


Rt 68 (Prospect Street) is still closed between Union City Rd. and Locust Street and is anticipated to remain closed during the morning commute.

The road was closed yesterday stemming from a collision involving a motor vehicle and utility poles. No major injuries were sustained in the collision however numerous power outages resulted as well as a residence fire during the night.

The residence fire occurred at 419 Prospect St (Rt 68). At 3:42 AM, Eversource crews reported smoke coming from the walls of the residence while they were attempting to energize homes in the area. Residents of the home were evacuated and suffered minor smoke inhalation.

Emergency and utility crews remain on scene and motorist are urged to utilize alternate routes to avoid being detoured and/or delayed.

Detours are set as follows:

Eastbound traffic is being detoured down Locust to Wooster to Maple Hill and back onto Prospect St.

Westbound traffic is being detoured onto Union City to Great Hill Road to Sheridan Road to Old Wtby Turnpike

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