Interstate 95 has reopened after a crane took down power lines and closed the highway in both directions between exits 87 and 88.
Traffic back ups on I-95 both directions #Groton. Wires down between exits 87 and 88. Southbound side of highway just reopened. #reportit pics pic.twitter.com/fFuhNjJ4Vj— tina detelj (@tinadetelj) April 2, 2019
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.
Check our traffic map for roadway conditions.
News 8 will provide updates as they happen.