Errant Truck Causes Blackouts In City

Crews Repairing Utility Lines Late Into The Night

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Posted: February 28, 2013

A Superior Concrete truck is snarled in utility lines after driving through the intersection of Vine Street and Old Furnace Road with its bed lifted. Utility outages were widespread after the crash, and the intersection was still closed Wednesday night. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Utility workers wait for equipment trucks to arrive at the scene of Wednesday’s crash.
Traffic signals will have to be replaced at the Old Furnace Road-Vine Street intersection.
Harrisonburg Electric Commission workers begin working to replace a broken power line pole near the intersection of Vine Street and Old Furnace Road on Wednesday morning. A Superior Concrete dump truck crossing the intersection with its bed lifted brought down the pole.
Utility lines adorn the errant truck like strings of Christmas lights.
HARRISONBURG — Crews continued working late into the night Wednesday repairing damage caused that morning when a dump truck’s raised bed crashed into utility lines and traffic signals, raining...

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