Truck Snags Power Line in Calallen, Causes Traffic Detours

Drivers in Calallen got a scare when a power pole came crashing down in the middle of the road. It was right around lunch time Saturday when, police say, a tractor trailer's cargo caught a power line at the intersection of Northwest and FM 1889 and brought down the pole.

As a result, the street was shut down and traffic was detoured. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Lt. Curtis Abbott, Corpus Christi Police Department, says, "We were very fortunate there were no injuries.  We're dealing now with some extended traffic control.  Were going to be out here for a while.  It's going to take some large equipment to remove the power poles."

Police say the driver was given a ticket for his cargo being too tall.


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