Morning commutes are always hectic, and with more people relocating to the area the more congested the roads have become. A motor vehicle accident Thursday morning has caused power outages in one part of Dutchess County, according to sources. There still aren't a lot of details at this point, but officials say the road where the accident happened will be closed for some time Thursday.


Eastern Dutchess Fire and Rescue posted on their Facebook page that the accident happened in Dover on Cricket Hill Road when a motor vehicle crashed into a pole Thursday morning. Officials say the accident brought wires down on to the motor vehicle and knocked over the pole and transformer. Eastern Dutchess says that the crash has caused power outages in that vicinity, though did not specify the extent of the outages or how long the area will be without power.

Other Local News and Happenings 

The old Ulster County Jail, which was abandoned in 2007, may soon be coming down. Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced Tuesday that demolition will begin soon on the site that was first constructed back in the early 1970s. The press release says that the 2022 Executive Budget directed money to speed up the demo process in making way for construction. Given the age and condition of the old jail, renovation and reuse by any sort of new business is not possible.

So, what's going to be built in its place?


The Plan

Ryan says that demolition in the area can start this summer. What is being planned to be constructed in its place is affordable housing, according to the press release. County Executive Ryan says that the Golden Hill concept will build affordable homes for seniors, the workforce, and those in need of supportive housing to help people under "tremendous pressure due to the housing crisis.".

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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