Crash cuts power in Chester
CHESTER — Chester Village was plunged into darkness just after 6 p.m. Tuesday when emergency services asked the power company to pull the plug on the local grid because of a car crash.
A single vehicle slid off Route 11 West near the intersection with Hidden Heights Road following a burst of snow flurries. Initial reports gave the impression that the situation was a bit more dire than it turned out to be.
“We went there because the accident was reported as having entrapment but he was not entrapped,” said Chester Fire Chief Matt Wilson.
“The pole was broken and the power had to be cut,” Wilson said. “They ended up getting themselves out on their own but that was the (reason for the power cut).”
The mishap initially closed off all of Route 11 but within the hour it had been reopened to one lane of traffic and power had already been flipped back on in several sections of the village.