BLUE RIDGE, Ga – A dump-truck driver left from Lance Trucking with its bed up and caught a cable line that overturned the vehicle, according to reports.
No one was injured in the accident and only one car was involved.
The accident occurred on Collins Ave and near Windy Ridge Circle around 10 a.m. on Friday, August 7. The driver turned out into the road and had begun to lower it when the bed grabbed onto a cable line. As the truck bed lowered, it snapped a pole near the Pizza Hut. The nearby telephone lines and power lines also came down.
The downed power lines have also led to power outages throughout downtown Blue Ridge. At 11 a.m., Tri-State EMC is reporting five meters out in Blue Ridge with an estimated restoration time of 2 p.m. The power has already returned for several downtown Blue Ridge customers.
ETC, Tri-State, and TDS are still on the scene at 1 p.m. trying to restore power and phone lines. Three bucket trucks are actively working and traffic is still being rerouted around the area. One pole has already been replaced, but Tri-State is waiting for more assistance to complete the project.
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