Rt. 66 in East Hampton closed after accident

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EAST HAMPTON – An accident caused a power outage and  Route 66 to be closed after a vehicle hit a utility pole.

Police said Route 66  was still closed in East Hampton between Maple Street and Main Street as of 2:45 p.m.

Power lines had been damaged in the area, and Eversource Energy was evaluating the situation.

Approximately 85 customers were without power for a period of time, but power has been restored.

The accident was reported at 9:13 a.m.

Police said the road could be closed for quite an extended period of time.

There were no reports of injuries.