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Jan 11, 2020

Middletown Road Closed due to Fallen Tree

At approximately 2 pm Saturday, a landmark, centuries-old tree fell on to power lines on the corner of Liberty Street and Church Street in Middletown. Power lines remained intact, although the rotted tree can be seen resting on the wires.

While no injuries or power outages were reported, Middletown Police Department and volunteer fire companies responded to the call to assess the accident and cordon off the area to traffic.

The area of Church Street between Kings Highway and Railroad Avenue will remain closed until the area is deemed safe and the tree is removed.

Drivers are advised to plan alternate routes and expect detours in the area.