At 5:05 AM on Wednesday August 25th, 2010, a semi truck was driving north on South State Street approaching 300 South at 700 East to make a left hand turn. In the process of making the left turn, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole used to support a power pole.
The semi truck struck with such force that the guide line pulled down several power poles causing an immediate loss of electrical power to approximately 4,000 homes in South East Provo. The semi truck, carrying frozen dinners, rolled off of the roadway and onto it's side.
Provo Fire and Rescue along with Provo Police responded to find the driver had received a slight injury to his lower leg. The driver was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Provo Power respond to re-establish electrical power. At this time, a majority of the power has been restored to the area and Provo Power is still working to re-install power poles and lines at the intersection of 300 South and 700 East. The clean up process is expected to take several days to complete.
This was the scene in front of Allen’s grocery store early this morning. Around 5 a.m. today, a semi-truck tipped over while turning near 700 E. and 300 S., pulling down or otherwise impacting 5-6 power poles. The accident disrupted power for 3,331 customers in southeast Provo. Around 10 a.m., power was restored for all but 77 customers closest to the accident site. Provo City Power crews will work through the night, and power may be restored for the remaining 77 as early as tomorrow afternoon.
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