Trash truck catches wires, brings down utility pole

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
A trash truck traveling with its bucket in the raised position caught wires overhead bringing down a utility pole in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- A trash truck traveling with its bucket in the raised position caught wires overhead bringing down a utility pole in Wilmington.

The accident occurred around 9:00 a.m. Thursday on the 1700 block of Marsh Road.

Police say wires fell on the trash truck and a car-carrying tractor trailer parked on the roadside.

The accident caused a power outage in the area.

A Delmarva Power spokesperson says around 680 customers were impacted.