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Trucks hit power lines in two counties

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JACKSON COUNTY (KWWL) -- Electrical crews in Jackson County are making repairs after a truck driver snapped several power lines.

Authorites say the driver of a logging truck left a boom-arm raised, snagging and snapping overhead lines for miles Tuesday morning.

Jackson County deputy Steve Schrader says the accident disrupted power for eight homes.
Some power lines were ripped from houses.

Maquoketa Valley Electric and Alliant Energy are assessing repairs. 


A similar incident happend in Fayette County last Wednesday.  A truck driver hit a snag after making a delivery to a hog confinement facility.

The Fayette County Sheriffs Office was called to an accident on K Avenue about a quarter of a mile south of 150th Street on October 14th.
When officers arrived, they found that a truck driven by Roger Lynn Miller of Cedar Falls had snagged some overhead power lines.

Police learned that after Miller made his grain delivery, he had left the auger up in the air as he began driving north on K Avenue.
The auger caused some lines to snap and cracked a power pole.

The sheriff's office estimates that there was about $2000 damage to the truck and approximately $3000 damage to the wires and pole.

Online producer: Adam Amdor

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