Posted by WNEP.com.
TAYLOR — A dump truck accident in Lackawanna County cut power to many homes and businesses in Taylor on Friday. It’s also tying up the day for dozens of truckers making deliveries in the borough.
According to PPL, there are more than 2,500 homes and businesses in Taylor that are without power. The downed power lines are on the main road that cuts through the Stauffer Industrial Park. A Lackawanna County dump truck drove through with the bed up and hit the wires.
On the other side of the road, about a dozen tractor-trailers have been sitting and waiting for about two hours. Some only a few hundred feet away from the places where they were set to make their deliveries Friday morning. Many other tractor-trailers have turned around and headed to other deliveries.
County workers were doing pothole patching in the industrial park Friday morning. No one was hurt when the dump truck hit the power and telephone lines.
PPL immediately shut off power to the wires. No word yet on how long it will take for it to be fixed and when power will be restored to the 2,500 homes and businesses that are dark right now.