Downed power line blocks street

Garbage truck hits power pole

A Fulton Electric Department utility truck holds a broken electrical power line pole in place while workmen begin to install a new pole to replace the broken pole that was hit by a Fulton garbage truck Tuesday morning in front of Ovid Bell Press, 1201 North Bluff St. Traffic was blocked by downed electrical power lines.

A Fulton Electric Department utility truck holds a broken electrical power line pole in place while workmen begin to install a new pole to replace the broken pole that was hit by a Fulton garbage truck Tuesday morning in front of Ovid Bell Press, 1201 North Bluff St. Traffic was blocked by downed electrical power lines. Photo by Don Norfleet.

Electrical power lines were downed and arcing along North Bluff Street in Fulton Tuesday morning, causing traffic to be blocked.

Fulton Police received a call at 7:34 a.m. that electrical power lines were down, popping and cracking along the ground on North Bluff Street.

Police reported a southbound Fulton garbage truck on North Bluff Street collided with an electrical pole in front of Ovid Bell Press, 1201 North Bluff St.

Maj. Roger Rice of Fulton Police said the driver of the garbage truck, Mark Fischer, 49, drove too close to the edge of the street and hit an electric utility pole. The garbage truck’s right mirror was knocked off the truck. The utility pole was cracked and had to be replaced.

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