A power pole was hit by a vehicle on the evening of August 7 on Front Street in Nelson.

UPDATED: Truck topples Nelson power pole

A power pole and wires were on the ground on Front Street in Nelson Thursday evening.

A commercial truck pulling a trailer with a forklift on it took down a power line and pole Thursday evening in the 1400 block of Front Street, near the 7-Eleven.

Nelson police Sgt. Dino Falcone said the forklift got caught on an overhead wire, but not realizing it, the driver continued to drive for another block and pulled an entire power pole down. The snapped line and pole spread nearly half a block along Front Street.

Nelson Hydro crews cleaned up the mess, which Falcone said is still under investigation. He also said there was some indication a home may have been damaged.



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