Truck hauling flatbed trailer hits pole near Springfield, brings down lines

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Turns out the truck that took down power lines after hitting a power pole on Saint Paris Pike (state Route 41) is a pickup hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with lawn and garden equipment, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.????

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m.: Turns out the truck that took down power lines after hitting a power pole on Saint Paris Pike (state Route 41) is a pickup hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with lawn and garden equipment, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

The driver was not injured, troopers said. A crew from Ohio Edison has restored electric service to all but about one of the estimated 40 homes affected by the downed lines.

The crew will have to replace the pole, a worker with the utility said.

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(Joey Bryant/Staff)

(Joey Bryant/Staff)

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(Joey Bryant/Staff)

UPDATE @ 12:10 p.m.: The semitrailer that hit the pole on Saint Paris Pike (state Route 41) has been stopped and the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

A crew from Ohio Edison is said to be on scene as well, to repair or replace the pole hit by the semitrailer and to re-connect the downed lines.

Saint Paris Pike remains closed between Willow Dale Road and Hominy Ridge Road, according to Clark County Sheriff's dispatch.

INITIAL REPORT

The 4300 block of Saint Paris Pike (state Route 41) in Clark County is closed after a semitrailer hits a power pole and leaves power lines all over the roadway.

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The Clark County Sheriff's Office was reporting the incident about 11:20 a.m. and said the big rig was last seen headed toward Springfield.

No injuries have been reported.

Authorities have closed the roadway between Ballentine Pke and Willow Dale Road until further notice.

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