Tractor-trailer driver sought for questioning after mishap
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.
NSP crews spent about four hours replacing a pole and making repairs Monday.