Garbage truck takes out utility poles in Willimantic - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Garbage truck takes out utility poles in Willimantic

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WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

A garbage truck crash in Willimantic briefly shut down a road leading to a hospital.

Police said the truck's driver didn't detach a dumpster he had picked up and took out several utility poles in the vicinity of 620 Main St.

As a result, police said they closed that part of the street. However, it reopened around 7:30 a.m.

Eversource was said to be aware and is handling repairs.

The incident happened not far from Windham Hospital. Police said drivers looking to get there should take Valley Street as an alternate route.

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