UPDATED: Police: Major Power Lines Down in Front of High School
Burlington Police are reporting major power lines down in front of the high school and are asking people to seek alternate routes.
Update 3:10 p.m.
Burlington Patch just checked out the scene. The traffic on Cambridge Street at Burlington High School is backed-up but is moving. The traffic coming from the Mall Road direction was more backed up than traffic coming from Central Street.
Also, as of 2:30 p.m. the traffic lights at Bedford Street and Cambridge Street were off, causing traffic delays as motorists attempted to navigate the intersection.
Update at 2:04 p.m.
Police are reporting that NSTAR is on scene now to clear the downed lines.
NSTAR is estimating 2 to 3 hours and have hired two detail officers, police stated. The Traffic Supervisor will be at the intersection to conduct traffic.
The Police Department is also placing two additional officers to assist with traffic on the street.
Also, a Burlington Police officer told Patch that he was unaware of any delays to school buses picking up students.
There are major power lines down in front of Burlington High School at 123 Cambridge Street, according to the Burlingotn Police Department.
Police tweeted about the incident and asked commuters to seek alternate routes.
"BREAKING NEWS: Major Powers Lines Down on Cambridge Street in front of Burlington High School Please Seek Alternate Routes," the department tweeted a little after 1:30 p.m.
Burlington Patch will update as more information becomes available.