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2010-01-14 / Front Page

Freight Truck Takes Out the Power

Above, City of Lexington workers Walter Moerbe and Robert Mack work to help restore power at 2nd and Hale Streets last Wednesday morning. At the left, a telephone pole is snapped off at the base after a freight truck got tangled in its wires. Above, City of Lexington workers Walter Moerbe and Robert Mack work to help restore power at 2nd and Hale Streets last Wednesday morning. At the left, a telephone pole is snapped off at the base after a freight truck got tangled in its wires. A freight truck belonging to ABF Freight in Austin made a wrong turn and took out power to a small portion of Lexington last Wednesday morning at approximately 10 a.m. Lexington Police officer BJ Connolly said the driver made a wrong turn on to 2nd Street from Rockdale Street in order to make a delivery to Lexington High School. His truck was too high, however, to safely cross under the power and telephone lines at the corner of 2nd and Hale Streets. His trailer caught the lines, pulling them taught before breaking off the standard-sized telephone pole at the ground, taking out the power and phone service to Patti Lerche’s home.

City workers Walter Moerbe and Robert Mack were on the scene almost immediately after the incident occurred and helped to restore power to the residence.

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