SHELTON, Conn. — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a Jeep that downed a telephone pole containing PCB material, leaving Poplar Drive closed since Nov. 5.
Around 6 a.m. that day, Shelton officers responded to Poplar and Suren drives on a report of a hit-and-run accident, police said.
Officers found the pole securing a transformer containing PCB material down across Poplar. They also noticed a fire hydrant had been struck.
Investigating officers have determined the damage was caused by a 2002 or 2003 Jeep Liberty, police said.
The road had been closed since the accident was reported and will remain closed as United Illuminating, the Department of Environmental Protection and Clean Harbors ensure the area is environmentally safe.
Anyone with information regarding the accident can contact the Shelton Police Department at 203-924-1544. Calls can be kept confidential.
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