Route 63 closed in Naugatuck after dump truck takes down utility lines

New Haven
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Route 63 is closed in Naugatuck after a dump truck hit a utility pole and took down power lines on Thursday.

Police say that traffic is being detoured on New Haven Road (Route 63) due to down utility lines across the roadway after an incident involving a dump truck and utility pole. 

There were no injuries reported. 

The accident happened on New Haven Road near the intersection of Cross Street and Cross Point Plaza. Traffic is now being detoured around the incident for the next several hours but drivers are urged to avoid the area. 

Below are the following detours taking place: 

  • Southbound (From downtown Naugatuck) – All traffic will be detoured down Cross Street towards Route 8 & Cotton Hollow Rd. / Beacon Valley Rd.
  • Northbound (From Bethany) – Will be detoured to Cotton Hollow Rd.
  • All traffic occurring north of Beacon Valley Rd on New Haven Rd. will be turned around at the incident site location near Cross Point Plaza and unable to travel through the incident location due to the downed utility lines.   

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