Utility pole fire knocks out power along Monroe Turnpike

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MONROE, CT — Police Capt.. Keith White says a utility pole fire near Monroe Turnpike (Route 111) and Wheeler Road caused most of the Route 111 corridor to lose power Saturday.

“I have spoken to Eversource, who has personnel on scene,” White said. “Almost 3,000 customers are without service.”

He said the expected restoration time is 1:45 p.m.

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