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Residents Left Without Power, Cable After Trash Truck Takes Out Poles
EAST COLUMBUS (Terri Sullivan) -- A trash truck snagged a low wire Wednesday, toppling five power poles on Rodney Road.
AEP tells ABC 6/FOX 28, 22 customers were left without electricity. The poles are communication poles that belong to AT&T, so phone and cable service is also out in the area.
"A trash truck was coming down the block, making pickups and apparently he caught the wire," said Richard Jones who lives nearby.
"Of course he didn't realize he caught the wire and from what he told me. The truck took out five poles that they have to replace including mine, which the top of it snapped off."
Crews worked around the tangle: splintered poles and downed power lines. Some homes were caught in the knot and damaged.
"Some of the houses are damaged," said Jones. "Mine doesn't appear to have any which I'm glad, but I'm sorry that anyone has. It appears to have done quite a bit of damage on both sides of the street."
AEP has two crews in the area overnight. They planned to restore power by 7 a.m. Thursday.