Route 116 closed Thursday following utility pole crash

Route 116 will remain closed Thursday, Jan. 31, following a utility pole crash earlier in the morning. Ridgefield Capt. Shawn Platt said the state highway, also known as North Salem Road, will be shutdown through Thursday evening commuter hours. He said the road would likely remain closed until 6 p.m. if not later.  Fire police have set up detours at the intersections of Maple … read more

Car strikes utility pole on North Salem Road, driver extricated

(Cody Jung photo)

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 — Ridgefield police hope to have Rt. 116 open by RHS release time, but Barlow Mountain will be closed between North Street and Rt. 116 (North Salem Road). Ridgefield first responders extricated a driver following a one-car crash on North Salem Road (Route 116) shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. According to reports, the … read more

Police close down Route 7 north of Branchville Road

Drivers heading south on Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7) should expect traffic delays Friday morning. Ridgefield police have closed off the state highway at 139 Ethan Allen Highway, near La Pietra granite shop, due to a downed utility pole. In addition, police have set up a road block at the intersection Route 7 and Florida Hill Road, where a tractor trailer … read more

Downed tree closes Route 7 between Cains Hill and New Road

UPDATE — Ridgefield fire police have opened Route 7 in both directions at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. A downed tree has closed down Route 7 between Cains Hill Road and New Road, Ridgefield police report. The tree is across the roadway, police report. Ridgefield fire police are re-routing traffic at the intersection of Route 7 and Cains Hill Road. … read more

Fire police expect Branchville Road to be closed until 'at least 3 o'clock'

A fallen tree on Branchville Road has pulled down wires, interrupting power service for many town users. Fire police report they will be on scene until 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. The Ridgefield Police Department has already called in officers to work overtime. Eversource workers are on the scene “isolating the circuits to restore power to the community as soon … read more

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