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Plow driver rescued

January 6, 2009
The Leader Herald

FLORIDA - A town plow driver had some scary moments Monday after the wing of his truck hit a power pole and caused live wires to fall onto the vehicle.

Highway Superintendent William Weller said this morning the driver was out "shelving" snow, cutting back the tops of the banks to prevent drifting and allow drivers to see around corners, when the wing of the plow hit the pole and knocked it down.

Weller said when the power lines fell on the truck, the driver did the correct thing and stayed inside the truck.

"[National Grid] was there in about 15 minutes," Weller said.

The crew disconnected the breaker and then cut the wires to free the driver after 20 or 25 minutes.

About 60 households were without power while National Grid did the repairs.



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