Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Busy road blocked during rush hour.
The Burlington Fire Department confirmed to Patch at about 6 p.m. this evening that they are working on downed wires on Winn Street. Traffic is stopped or delayed on Winn Street between Sears Street and Locust Street. This area is normally quite busy at this time in the evening so the downed wires are expected to cause significant delays. It would be advisable to avoid Winn Street at this time if possible.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Emergency crews are responding to calls of downed wires.
Burlington emergency crews are busy clearing debris from the roads and supporting utility crews in restoring power this afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson of the Burlington Fire Department said Irene caused wide-spread power outages and took down trees and tree branches in various parts of town. "It’s been pretty crazy," he said. "We estimate we have received about 50 calls for service since 6 a.m. this morning." Patterson said the majority were arching wires and downed trees affecting power lines. There have been both incidents of limbs tearing service lines off of homes and taking down main power lines. There were also four calls of downed trees and branches damaging homes. However, despite the damage from the heavy …