Garbage truck knocks down cable line - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Garbage truck knocks down cable line

SPOKANE, Wash.- Avista crews have cleared the scene of a power pole that was knocked down by a city garbage truck in downtown Spokane.

Just after 6:30 Monday morning, police say the truck was driving through an alley near Pacific and Grant, on its normal route, when it caught a power line that was sagging below the 14' height.

Police say this has never happened before, and they're not sure why the line was sagging below that official height. No customers were affected because it was a phone and cable line.

Avista crews say the line will be replaced later in the afternoon.
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