Trac­tor-trailer driver sought for ques­tion­ing af­ter mishap

Truro Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - BY HARRY SUL­LI­VAN

Truro po­lice con­tinue to look for the driver of a trac­tor trailer af­ter a mishap Mon­day left many lo­cal res­i­dents with­out power for sev­eral hours.

Truro Po­lice chief Dave Macneil said the in­ci­dent re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“Once we are able to track down the driver we shall learn more,” he said. “It may be pos­si­ble the driver didn’t re­al­ize he caught the wire.”

An eye­wit­ness at the scene said a red trac­tor trailer that was turn­ing right onto Elm Street from the At­lantic Su­per­store lot, snagged a guy wire, which then caused the top sec­tion of a power pole to snap o .

Nova Sco­tia Power (NSP) spokes­woman Ti any Chase said some 2,800 cus­tomers lost their elec­tric­ity shortly af­ter 3 p.m. Res­i­dents and busi­nesses through­out the West Prince and Queen Street ar­eas along with oth­ers on Ro­bie and Wil­low streets and even sec­tions of Har­mony and Green eld were af­fected by the out­age. It took about four hours to re­store ser­vice to the a ected ar­eas.

HARRY SUL­LI­VAN/TRURO NEWS

NSP crews spent about four hours re­plac­ing a pole and mak­ing re­pairs Mon­day.

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