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Fallen Power Pole Causes Road Closure in Sunapee

Winter reminded us that it is still not spring, the first day being March 20th, with some wintry mix conditions Monday. In Sunapee, three hundred and ninety seven Eversource customers lost their power Monday afternoon when a red pickup truck driven by Lois Burrington of Croydon slid on Route 103B and slammed into a power pole breaking it in two.

The accident occurred at about 1:50 in the afternoon and was caused by the slippery conditions after a snowy morning, which turned to some freezing rain, and then regular rain.

Because the power lines had fallen onto the roadway itself, Sunapee police and fire department responded to the scene and closed the road between Stage Coach Road and Hell’s Corner Road, to keep commuters safe.

The driver, Burrington, was not hurt in the crash. Eversource worked on restoring power all afternoon and into early Tuesday morning before power was restored and Route 103B was reopened.

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