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Truck clips power pole bringing down line onto truck

Police and Ergon Energy workers are at the scene of a truck crash which brought down power lines on Alice St in Maryorough.
Police and Ergon Energy workers are at the scene of a truck crash which brought down power lines on Alice St in Maryorough. Boni Holmes

UPDATE: A power line has been replaced after a truck clipped a power pole on Alice St, bringing down a service line onto the truck.

Ergon Energy corporate communications manager Rod Rehbein said fortunately the driver stopped at the scene which prevented any further damage. 

He said power was not initially interrupted to any customers but workers replaced the service line as part of their repairs which affected one customer for a short time.

EARLIER: Alice St in Maryborough is blocked in both directions after a truck collided with a power pole and bought down a line on Tuesday morning.

Ergon crews were working to isolate the power after the incident, which happened at 8.30am. 

A police spokesman said there were no injuries and police were on the scene.

Please note: an earlier version of this story said the power pole was brought down.

Topics:  crash, ergon energy, maryborough, maryborough police, power pole, truck




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