Plymouth: Sidewalk collapse closes downtown

A little before 3 p.m. Wednesday, a sidewalk of School Street in Plymouth collapsed under a utility pole, sending the pole into an adjacent parking lot behind the Craffey Building and onto a car. The downed pole also took out electrical power along Main Street until after midnight. School Street parallels Main Street at the eastern edge of Burial Hill.

Plymouth Police closed the street. The lack of electricity shut off the traffic light at Town Square. As 5 p.m. approached, the fire department requested traffic control on Main Street from the police department.

Most businesses closed and police conducted building checks. Utility crews worked through the night to restore electricity to downtown apartments. They returned Thursday afternoon to continue repairs.

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.