Downed limb blocks Rt. 12 traffic, knocks out power Sunday

NORWICH – Traffic was backed up for hours Sunday afternoon after an apparent freak accident that caused a main transmission power line to fall across State Highway 12.

A tree limb has was identified as the main culprit of the accident by the Chenango County Fire Bureau. The fallen limb damaged and loosened a main transmission line which eventually fell to the ground, effectively blocking traffic along an eighth mile span of the corridor for over five hours.

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