Dump truck takes down power lines
by David Atchison
Feb 19, 2014 | 2575 views |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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A dump truck driver left his bed raised, and the truck bed caught power lines, bringing down power lines, snapping one power pole, damaging another pole, and tearing down traffic light signals at the intersection of U.S. 231 and Dr. John Hayes Drive in Pell City.
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A dump truck driver left his bed raised, and the truck bed caught power lines, bringing down power lines, snapping one power pole, damaging another pole, and tearing down traffic light signals at the intersection of U.S. 231 and Dr. John Hayes Drive in Pell City.
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PELL CITY - A bed on a dump truck was left up as the truck driver left a construction site, hitting power lines and bringing down electrical poles and traffic light signals in his path.

Police Chief Greg Turley said the accident happened at about 9:40 a.m., Wednesday, at the intersection of U.S. 231 and Dr. John Haynes Drive.

Turley said the truck driver entered U.S. 231 from Jeanne Pruett Drive, which is only a short distance from the intersection where the accident occurred.

Police blocked off parts of U.S. 231 while city road workers cleared debris from the intersection.

Alabama Power Company personnel were called to the scene to turn off power to the lines.

Turley said nobody was injured in the accident.

Police directed traffic throughout the day at the intersection.

Turley said he was uncertain when workers would have traffic lights re-installed at the intersection.

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