Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trash Truck Takes Down Power Lines

Some 1,700 Grandview residents were without power for about an hour on June 3. A roll-back style trash truck was driving down Main St./Highgrove Rd. with its loading rails up. At about 3:15 p.m. the rails caught power lines over the road that did damage to nine utility poles and a nearby privacy fence. Grandview police closed down a stretch of road at Highgrove and Beacon--just east of the Grandview MidContinent Library--while emergency crews repaired the damage. Sgt. Greg Pruitt, of the Grandview Police, said about 1,700 residents were without electricity for approximately one hour, when it was restored to all but 52 homes, which were powered up later that night. (Photo by Gavin Wood)

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