Troopers Update Downed Utility Poles In New Castle

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which a tractor-trailer has partially pulled down utility poles on Quigley Blvd. in the area of DE Rt. 273 (Frenchtown Rd.), and has caused road closures and power outages in the area.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:44 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2019 on Quigley Blvd. when a tractor-trailer came into contact with low hanging wires and in turn pulled down multiple utility poles. The poles did not completely fall to the ground but were hanging low enough to cause traffic concerns. As a result both east and westbound DE Rt. 273 is closed between U.S. 13 and Quigley Blvd. The incident has also caused power outages in the area and DP&L crews are on scene. There are no injuries involved with this incident.

There is no estimated time for the road re-opening however the closure is expected to be lengthy. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

 

Breaking Report

New Castle – Just after 11:30 this morning rescue crews from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company responded to Traders Lane and Route 273 for reports of a vehicle into a utility pole with wires down.

Minutes later crews were dispatched a few blocks away to the US Postal Office at147 Quigley Blvd for an elevator rescue.

Delmarva Power is reporting 354 customers without power in the area.

This is a developing story.

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