The Danbury Police Department is warning residents of inevitable traffic delays on a major local roadway today following a fatal accident.

According to a social media post from the DPD, both police officers and Danbury firefighters responded to reports of downed wires on Padanaram Rd. just before 9:00 AM today (July 24).

When the first responders arrived, they found that a vehicle that was underneath the downed wires had caught fire. The News Times reports that the wires were knocked loose by a tree that had fallen on top of a truck, killing the driver, who has not yet been identified.

The situation is currently under investigation and in the meantime, a large section of Padanaram Rd. in Danbury between Jeanette Street and Pembrooke Road will remain closed.

Police say to expect heavy delays in and around that area for the majority of the day.

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