Truck Entangled on Power Lines in Lufkin
This was the scene moments ago (Approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 9th 2017) on Atkinson Drive in Lufkin. If you live in this area, judging by the number of power company trucks, you might have lost power for a short time.
Just as children were getting out of school on Atkinson Dr. in Lufkin today, this semi got entangled on some low hanging power lines. Crews were already on the scene , and I was amazed that they got there so fast. The Lufkin Police Department blocked off the area for the protection of the public. These were not live power lines at the time of this video.
Hopefully they got all of this sorted out fairly quickly. We left and they were still trying to figure out how to get the wires safely off of the trailer. It seems that location has a lot of traffic for semi trucks and the wind wasn't really a factor, so it seems strange that the truck was able to get in and not out.
Just always look up when you are driving larger than normal vehicles, so this doesn't happen to you. If you see a down power line, make sure and call 911.