Crash shuts road in morning


A portion of Whitten Road was shut for more than four hours Thursday after a car struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines.

The driver of the Chevrolet sedan, 37-year-old Darrick Jones of Milford, was not hurt. He was alone in the car, and no other vehicle was involved.

According to Sgt. Chris Nervik, Jones was driving south on Whitten Road at about 7:15 a.m. “when he lost control on the icy road and hit a telephone pole, and snapped it in half.”

Public Service of New Hampshire was called in to repair the lines. Whitten, a residential street, was shut to through traffic between Savage Road and Tucker Brook until noon.