Nearly 3,000 homes are without power this afternoon following a power line that fell in front of Westfield fire onto a pickup truck about 3 p.m. Monday.
An electrical line fell on a Chevy pickup truck traveling past the Westfield Fire Department, according to Lt. Jason Lubee. The driver was able to get out of the car but his dog was trapped inside.
"The line came down on the vehicle and sparked," Lubee said. "There's no power all the way to the Cromwell line.
Connecticut Light and Power crews arrived on scene just before 5 p.m., Lubee said, to begin work, and the road has been closed down for nearly two hours. No injuries have been reported.
At 4:40 p.m., the CL&P Twitter feed said, "responding to wires down in Customers should be restored within about an hour."
CL&P is reporting 2,946 customers — or 13 percent — without power.