Traffic Alert: Dump truck takes down power lines in Warrick Co.

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Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 6:35 AM CDT
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WARRICK CO., Ind. (WFIE) - There’s a traffic alert in Warrick County. Dispatchers say a dump truck took down some power lines.

It happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. at Vann and Anderson in Newburgh.

The intersection is shut down, and drivers should avoid the area.

Deputies say the driver didn’t realize the bed of his truck was still lifted. They say it hit the line, and ripped up several poles.

The driver is okay.

Officials say the roads will be closed for a long time.

CenterPoint’s outage map showed about 110 customers without power. By midday, the number was down to 36.

Here’s live coverage from just after Sunrise Friday morning:

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Dump truck takes down power lines in Newburgh
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