Dump truck knocked down power lines; closing I-91 South in Deerfield

Drivers have to get off at Exit 25

DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Drivers had to be diverted off Interstate 91 southbound in Deerfield, after a dump truck brought down power lines- causing a brush fire Tuesday afternoon.

Drivers were directed off the highway at Exit 25, and onto Route 116 and then Routes 5 and 10 before they can rejoin I-91 southbound.

The highway was re-opened to traffic at around 2:00 P.M., about an hour after the incident.

Eversource Energy is reporting more than 100 customers in Deerfield without electricity at this time.

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