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[UPDATE] Lake Avenue Reopened to Traffic

A Connecticut Light & Power crew making repairs in Greenwich. Greenwich Patch file photo by Barbara Heins.
A Connecticut Light & Power crew making repairs in Greenwich. Greenwich Patch file photo by Barbara Heins.

Updated: 1:55 p.m. Aug. 15:
Lake Avenue is open to traffic following the completion of repairs and replacement of a utility pole that was knocked down in a crash involving a BMW SUV mid-afternoon Wednesday.

The road was closed in the area of 270 Lake Ave., near Evergreen Road, following the crash at 3:20 p.m. Aug. 14. The road was reopened Thursday morning, according to police.

Original story: 8:18 p.m. Aug. 14 
Greenwich Police say that Lake Avenue in the area of 270 Lake, will remain closed until at least mid-day Thursday as Connecticut Light & Power crews continue to make repairs to a utility pole sheared off in a crash Wednesday afternoon.

Lt. Robert Berry said CL&P notified police late Wednesday evening that the repairs to the utility pole and wires will require the road to remain closed "on Thursday (Aug. 15) ...we don't know when it will reopen."

The road is closed in the area of 270 Lake Ave., between Evergreen Road and Chapman Lane. 

The closure is caused by an apparent single-vehicle crash involving a BMW SUV about 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. According to radio dispatches, the pole was sheared off and there were wires laying in the roadway. According to Lt. Kraig Gray, the driver was a 16-year-old who lost control of his vehicle.

According to police and fire radio transmissions, a CL&P crew arrived on the scene about 70 minutes later.

It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries reported.

Greenwich Patch will have updates as they become available.

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