Dump truck damages power pole causing outage

 

A private dump truck hit a guy-wire supporting a power pole on the dump hill Wednesday, cutting power to the baler facility and water treatment plant, according to Utility Director Karl Hagerman.

The outage also affected Sandy Beach Road, North Nordic Drive, Wrangell Avenue, Petersburg High School, OBI, and Petersburg IGA.

Petersburg Municipal Power and Light was alerted to the incident near Reservoir Road around 10:10 a.m. and responded.

According to Hagerman, the guy-pole that was attached to the wire broke and the power pole that the guy was supporting heeled over into the surrounding tr...



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