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Power restored to hundreds in West Roxbury after cement truck pulls down 2 utility poles

Power has been restored to the almost 800 Eversource clients in West Roxbury who have been affected by outages Tuesday, in line with the ability firm.

The outage was attributable to a cement truck catching on low-hanging wires and knocking down two utility poles within the course of, Eversource spokesperson Reid Lamberty stated.

The incident occurred close to a Mobil gasoline station at 1465 VFW Parkway and affected the ability on Eastwood Circuit, Hemlock Road, Caledonian Avenue, and Oakmere Street. Lamberty estimated it occurred round 1 p.m.

Some fallen energy traces have been resting on prime of the cement truck, Lamberty stated, so Eversource reduce their energy to verify the realm was protected. No one was injured.

Electricity was shortly restored to all however simply over 150 clients, he stated, and the ability firm introduced in mills to accommodate those that remained with out energy.

Lamberty stated the wires that caught on the truck weren’t energy wires, since these are hung on the prime of utility poles. The low-hanging wires have been most likely for telephone or cable traces.

Police informed WCVB-5 the peak of the cement truck was authorized, and the peak of energy traces is simply regulated when they’re strung over public property.

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