Garbage Truck Driver Unknowingly Brings Down Lines - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Garbage Truck Driver Unknowingly Brings Down Lines

SPOKANE, Wash. - The driver of a Waste Management truck unknowingly hit and damaged overhead lines in North Spokane Thursday morning. Firefighters say that the driver of the truck had a piece of its equipment elevated on Five Mile road when they struck two different lines, a phone line and a fiber optic cable.

Crews say after the driver hit the lines that were suspended across the road the driver kept driving because they say the driver didn't know the truck hit them. Avista and Fire crews had about a half mile stretch of Five Mile road blocked off just north of Strong Road for about a half hour.

No power outages were reported in the area, and no major damage was reported. One homeowner who had one of the lines connected to his home says he was home when it happened and didn't know the truck hit the lines until he looked outside and saw fire crews on the scene.

No word yet if fire or Avista crews were able to contact the driver. We will keep you updates as this story develops.
 
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