At around 3:30am Tuesday, a dump truck struck power lines, rolled over and closed a section of Rt. 20 for more than six hours, including during the morning commute.
The dump truck apparently began driving forward while the bed was still in an upright position. The bed struck power lines, puling them down, and resulting the truck rolling onto its side. The driver was trapped in the truck for about a half hour according to Fire Chief Stephen Coleman. Emergency personnel had to await National Grid crews to turn off the power before the drive could safely exit. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.
Power was out in sections of town over several hours as National Grid crews worked to repair the power lines. In addition, Route 20 had to be closed to traffic until about 9:45am.
Fire Rescue Department Call Log for week of May 5-12