- WFSB Staff
- Posted 2 hrs ago
Travelers passing through the town of Canton are asked to avoid the area of 140 Albany Turnpike (Rt. 44).
Officials say that Rt. 44 is closed in both directions from Lovely Street to Doud Avenue near the Avon town line due to an active transformer fire.
Detours are in place.
All area businesses have been evacuated.
CT Natural Gas has been notified due to the potential that a nearby gas line may be compromised.