New guard rail proves its worth

Police say a Nelson resident is lucky city crews were busy making local roads a little safer on Wednesday.

Police say a Nelson resident is lucky city crews were busy making local roads a little safer on Wednesday.

The front wheel of his pick-up truck caught the edge of the ditch of an alley near the intersection of Houston and Park Streets. The vehicle slipped down the embankment and headed for a house.

Just that day, city crews and local contractors installed a series of cement blocks and a guard rail to prevent vehicles from striking the house. The vehicle stopped just feet from the house’s edge.

Western Towing attended the scene and pulled the vehicle off the guard rail and out of the ditch.

The guard rail was undamaged, but the pick-up sustained about $2,000 in damages. No charges were laid.

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