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Truck Brings Down Power Lines in Industrial Park

October 22, 2010 6:58 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Hydro lines came crashing down Friday afternoon in the 900 block of Sherwin Road just off Saskatchewan Avenue.


Emergency crews responded to Petals West Inc. shortly after 2 p.m. when a transport truck’s trailer was too high for the clearance and snagged the lines while attempting to make a delivery.

The driver remained in the truck under live wires while crews worked to cut power in the area. Contents from two transformers spilled into a nearby sewer drain, while a power pole was split in half.

A witness on scene tells us this is the second time in recent weeks that a truck’s trailer has taken down the power lines.

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