Dump Truck Rips Down Wires in Manchester

The truck with its bed up took down phone and cable wires along North Main Street

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013  |  Updated 8:55 PM EDT
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Dump Truck Rips Down Wires in Manchester

Linda Carrol

Linda Carrol from Manchester shared this photo with us. A dump truck with its bed up ripped down utility wires along North Main Street in Manchester Thursday. The accident cut phone and cable service to several homes along the road.

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A dump truck with its bed up ripped down utility lines along North Main Street in Manchester.

The truck was driving away from a construction site around 12:40 p.m. on Thursday when the truck bed began pulling down cable and phone lines, witnesses said.

The wires were pulled from homes for a 700-yard stretch of North Main Street, according to Manchester police. Officials classified it as an accident.

According to Connecticut Light & Power, electrical wires were also torn down and 12 homes lost power for 2 hours. Power was eventually restored at around 3:00 p.m.

Phone and cable crews also responded to the scene to begin repairing some of the damage, but several homes remained without phone or cable service Thursday night.

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