Route 140 in Ellington reopens after downed trees and wires fall - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Route 140 in Ellington reopens after downed trees and wires fall in road

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Route 140 in Ellington closed due to tree across the road. (WFSB) Route 140 in Ellington closed due to tree across the road. (WFSB)
ELLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Route 140 in Ellington was closed for a few hours on Tuesday because of downed trees and wires.

The downed trees and wires closed Route 140 near Hopkins Road around 10:50 a.m., according to the Department of Transportation. Crews said a five-inch tree fell across the road and landed on two power lines.

Route 140 reopened around 1:30 p.m., according to the DOT. 

Eversource crews were called to the scene to repair power lines. 

There was no word on injuries.

The cause of the incident was under investigation. 

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