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Storm Update: 3/13/18, 2 PM

Update 3/13/18, 9:00 p.m.: Route 81 in Higganum is open to traffic again.

2 p.m.: Eversource reports only a handful of people in Haddam without power at this time.

Also from Eversource today: High winds and heavy, wet snow are bringing down on our electric lines and causing damage and outages. The safety of our crews is paramount, and the blizzard-like conditions could cause delays with restoration in some parts of the state. Crews may not be able to patrol or get up in the bucket trucks until it subsides. Remember, ALWAYS stay away from downed lines and report them to 9-1-1 immediately! Also – report your outage by 📞calling 1-800-286-2000 or at Eversource.com.

First selectman Lizz Milardo and the Troopers report an accident on Route 81.  The road is closed in both directions between Ivy Road and Bartman Road according to Connecticut DOT officials. One car accident and a severely damaged utility pole.  Eversource is on the scene.  Traffic is being diverted down Pokorny Road.  “Please avoid the area if possible.”

Please call Troop F for any cars that are stranded or any other incidents with traffic.