Route 7 remains closed Friday afternoon

Route 7 remains closed north of Branchville Road in Ridgefield Friday afternoon.

A downed utility pole has created traffic detours throughout the day. Police said they expect the state highway to open back up to one-way traffic between Florida Hill Road and Route 102 (Branchville Road) in the next couple of hours. There's no timetable on the road being open both ways.

There were detours set up at the following intersections: Route 7 and Route 35, Route 7 and Florida Hill Road, and Route 7 and Route 102.

The detour at Route 7 and Route 102 remains in place.