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Police search for tractor-trailer that damaged 4 utility poles in Bloomfield

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Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield was back open Monday morning, but police were still searching for a tractor-trailer that damaged at least four utility poles Sunday night.

A tractor-trailer traveling in the 1300 area of Blue Hills Avenue at about 6 p.m. crashed when police said the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into an utility pole.

After the tractor-trailer crashed, the pole fell onto the road and caused another crash.

Police were worried that the wires were still energized, so the people in that vehicle were advised to stay in the car.

When CL&P crews arrived, they cut power to the area and the people were able to exit the vehicle.

The people in the vehicle said they suffered non-life-threatening head injures, according to police.

The crash caused "extensive" damage to at least four utility poles in the area.

At about 7 p.m., there were 143 CL&P customers without power, utility officials said. By 7:45 p.m., there were 32 customers without power.

CL&P officials said they were able to restore power overnight.

Blue Hills Avenue was shut down between Old Windsor Road and West Dudley Town Road for several hours while police investigated the crash.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area. However, police said the road was back open.

Police are currently searching for a white tractor-trailer with a white cab. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Bloomfield Police Department at 860-242-5501.

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