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High Level bridge snafu heralds bad day for truck

A truck that caused a six-hour traffic jam when it became wedged near
the High Level Bridge during Wednesday's commute, ended the day by
knocking out power to 700 homes in north Edmonton.

The 18-wheeler became jammed under the railway overpass at the north
end of the High Level bridge at around 8 a.m., closing the bridge to
traffic until the afternoon.
Finally dislodged and loaded onto a huge flatbed, the trailer was hauled away only to snag a power line a few blocks away.

Dragging the line shattered three power poles at 109 Street and 111th
Avenue and cutting electricity to a 15-block area affecting more than
700 homes.As the Epcor truck arrived with replacement poles, a car rear-ended another, leaving police shaking their heads.

"That resulted probably from people just lookin' down 109th Street," said Const. Lewis Neufeld

Epcor restored power just after midnight Wednesday.

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Added: Mar-15-2012 Occurred On: Mar-15-2012
By: Hiarken
Tags: Screw ups, gonna have to buy a new one of those, FUBAR
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (load item map)
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