A portion of Cherry Brook Road (Route 179) above Case Street closed for several hours in the early morning hours Wednesday after downed wire significantly damaged the road.
Police said electrical wires melted a portion of the roadway. They are unsure of the cause but said there was no accident involved.
The bottom portion of the nearby pole was heavily singed and downed branches were still in the yard early Wednesday morning.
The town of Canton Fire and EMS Department responded to the area shortly before 3 am
The incident resulted in some fire and area residents said the sky was dramatically lit from the “arcing” caused by the live wires.
A nearby homeowner also had smoke in the home but the residence was not on fire as the homeowner initially believed, police said.
Connecticut Light and Power fixed the wires and subsequently a Connecticut Department of Transportation workers repaired the roadway.
Some residents also lost power during the incident. At 9 am Wednesday Connecticut Light and Power estimated that 44, or .89 percent of its 4,964 Canton customers, were without power but by a few hours later it had been restored.