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Semi draped in power lines after cab snags them

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WINTHROP (KWWL) -

A scary situation for a semi driver when his truck was draped in power lines after the cab of his truck snagged the lines, causing two poles to snap.

The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office was called to the 200 block of Jackson Street in Winthrop at around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies say the truck was eastbound on Jackson Street when the cab snagged the lines. They say the momentum of the truck caused the lines to tense and the two poles to snap. The lines then fell, draping the cab and trapping the driver, David Galin of Center Point, inside. Galin remained inside until the power company was able to shut off power to the lines.

Deputies say damage is estimated at $25,000. Power was cut to an entire block of homes for a time.

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