Groton schools closed due to power outages, I-95 reopens

New London

The Groton school district is closed on Tuesday due to downed power lines that led to power outages and a highway closure.

Interstate 95 has reopened after a crane took down power lines and closed the highway in both directions between exits 87 and 88. 

The highway has since reopened to traffic but there are still delays in the area. 

The crane was installing new signs over I-95 when it hit power lines belonging to Groton Utilities. As a result multiple fires have been reported, electric power lines are down and there were multiple outages in Groton. 

The Groton school district is closed due to those outages. However, power has since been restored. 

It is unknown how long the highway will remain closed for. 

Check our traffic map for roadway conditions.

News 8 will provide updates as they happen.

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