A cement truck driving on west on County Road 2725 took a turn too fast and rolled over, knocking down a power pole and sparking a fire that burned more than a half-acre of grass.
The accident happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Sunray and County Road 2725. The downed power line left about 200-300 homes without power, and the blaze nearly caught two homes on fire, but crews were able to put it out before the flames spread.
City work crews spent several hours removing the cement truck from the broken power pole, first removing the truck but leaving the mixer behind, because it was all that held the pole in place.
AEP work crews are working to restore power to the surrounding neighborhoods. At last report, only about 20-30 homes are still without power.
Kiii News will give you an update on the situation at 5 and 6 p.m.
These photos courtesy of Brian Jones.
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