Durham Crash Closes Route 17 In Both Directions

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Route 17 is closed in Durham near the North Branford town line after a crash. (NICK GREENE)

DURHAM — Route 17 remains closed near the North Branford line after a one-car crash.

The crash, during which a vehicle struck a utility pole, happened before 9 a.m. Monday. The extent of injuries isn’t clear.

The road, also known as New Haven Road, was shut down in both directions, according to a state Department of Transportation alert. The DOT said it learned of the accident about 9 a.m.

Crews remained on the scene about 11:30 a.m., working to replace the pole. It is not known how long it will take for the crash scene to be cleared.

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