Ridgefield Road re-opened May 18

UPDATE 5:30 p.m. — Ridgefield Road (Route 33) is now open.

4:15 p.m. — Ridgefield Road (Route 33) is currently closed due to a downed, active power line near the Ridgefield town border.

Wilton police and Eversource are on-location, and Wilton CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) has been dispatched to direct traffic.

The power line is down near 1031 Ridgefield Road in Wilton. Dispatchers report that the line is active and producing sparks in the roadway.

The Wilton Police Department recommends motorists seek alternate routes.

According to police, the road closure is expected at this time to last several hours.

The first emergency responders were dispatched around 3:15 p.m.