Truck Pulls Down Power Lines, Breaks Poles In Sapulpa


Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 4:45 pm
By: Richard Clark


No one was hurt when a truck broke some utility poles and pulled down power lines in Sapulpa Tuesday afternoon.

Osage SkyNews 6 HD pilot Will Kavanagh said that from his vantage point it appeared the truck snagged the power lines and pulled them for about 200 feet before it came to a stop.

Kavanagh said the truck broke two poles and bent a third one, knocking power lines onto the ground. Video from Osage SkyNews 6 HD showed Sapulpa firefighters and police securing the scene. They also directed people in a minivan stopped near the power lines to stay in the vehicle until the power could be shut off.

OG&E sent a crew to turn off the power and repair the broken poles.

Police said there were some lines down near the Allen-Bowden school which was impacting traffic.