Truck driver hits power lines

Published 8:05 pm Monday, May 15, 2017

By Melanie Ruberti

A truck driver, who allegedly forgot to lower the container on a garbage truck, took down power and phone lines just before noon on Friday.

The accident happened on Executive Drive in front of the Interface manufacturing plant.

The C & C sanitation truck, with the raised container, was on the back of a flatbed truck when it caught the power and phone lines still attached to a utility pole, stated LaGrange police officers.

The collision also ripped out the wires from the top of the pole, the police report stated.

Several area businesses temporarily lost electricity, officers said. At least one store closed early for the day.

LaGrange police officers shut down a portion of the street until utility crews could repair the lines and pole, according to the report.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.