Monday, September 14, 2009

Loose Trailer Causes Some to Lose Power in Rexburg




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Pole Accident Causes Some to Lose Power in Rexburg

Posted: Sep 14, 2009 07:07 PM

Updated: Sep 14, 2009 10:32 PM


By Megan Boatwright, Local News 8 Reporter

A few Rexburg folks lost power Monday, after a trailer carrying a piece of construction equipment came loose and crashed into a power pole. The accident happened on S. 12th West in Rexburg.

It took Rocky Mountain Power a few hours to complete repairs. Rexburg police say a trailer carrying a very heavy piece of construction equipment came loose and crashed into the power pole. A small fire ignited after the pole hit the ground, but was put out quickly.

"It's not a dangerous road," said Sergeant Chuck Kunsaitis. "We don't have a lot of accidents that happen on S. 12th West. It's just something that happened."

Thankfully no one was hurt. Rocky Mountain Power had to completely replace the power pole. They hoped to have power restored by 5 p.m.

Barney Towing and Recovery did not cause the accident, but helped tow the forklift equipment out of the ditch.


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