CONWAY’S MAIN ST. CLOSED DUE TO LOW WIRES

by Christian Mower on September 25, 2012

CONWAY POLICE SAY ROUTE 16 IN CONWAY VILLAGE WAS CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS TUESDAY MORNING FROM ROUTE 112 – THE KANCAMAGUS HWY. – UP TO THE AREA OF KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL – BECAUSE OF WIRES DOWN IN THE ROAD.

THE POLICE LOG INDICATES CONWAY FIRE AND RESCUE RESPONDED ALONG WITH POLICE TO THE AREA NEAR THE RAILROAD TRACKS AROUND 4:30 A.M. AFTER A REPORT OF LOW LYING WIRES.

RESPONDERS FOUND ONE POLE BROKEN ON THE GROUND AND ONE PARTIALLY KNOCKED OVER. THE POLES REPORTEDLY BELONGED TO FAIRPOINT AND SUPPORTED FIBER OPTIC LINES.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS IT’S NOT KNOWN EXACTLY WHAT BROUGHT THE WIRES DOWN BUT IT WAS PROBABLY A DUMP TRUCK WITH A HIGH LOAD.

TRAFFIC WAS RE-ROUTED ON WEST MAIN STREET WHILE REPAIRS WERE MADE.

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE ASSISTED.

POLICE REPORTED THE ROAD WAS BACK OPEN SHORTLY AFTER 9:30 A.M.

THE INCIDENT MAY HAVE KNOCKED OUT PHONE SERVICE TO KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL FOR MOST OF THE SCHOOL DAY.

THE SCHOOL SENT A SPECIAL ALERT TO PARENTS TUESDAY MORNING NOTIFYING THEM PHONE SERVICE WAS DOWN.

AN EMAIL TO A PHONE COMPANY REQUESTING COMMENT WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY RETURNED.