STONINGTON — A Thursday morning crash along Mechanic Street heavily damaged a utility pole and forced a road closure of about four hours.

Stonington police and Pawcatuck firefighters were called at about 10:25 a.m. to the area of 189 Mechanic St., just north of the Connors & O'Brien Marina, where a southbound Chevy Equinox went out of control near a sharp curb and hit the pole head-on, the police said.

The crash caused significant damage to the vehicle, which struck the pole with the passenger side of the front end, but police said the driver, a woman who was not identified, was not injured.

Officials closed the road to through traffic at Clark Street and Prospect Street, with detours in place into Thursday afternoon. Connors & O'Brien remained to traffic from Greenhaven Road.

Eversource officials, assisted by a contractor with Xfinity, spent several hours working to replace the pole. The road was reopened around midafternoon. 

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