SLOAN – A dump truck contracted to perform work for the Village of Sloan pulled down wires causing a series of issues Tuesday afternoon.
Carrie Becht was inside her house when the crash happened and the power popped. “It sounded like, boom. It sounded like somebody hit my car.”
The dump truck took out the wires at the intersection of Gates and Roland. The force snapped a power pole across the street front Kiebzak’s restaurant sparking a small fire in the trees and leaving a transformer dangling. Other wires were also brought down forcing the police and Sloan firefighters to close off the street around a two block radius.
Ms. Becht said the dump body of the truck was up when the truck hit the wires.
“He backed up and took the wires off himself which I would have never touched by myself,” said Ms. Becht.
Power to around 109 people was cut while a NYSEG crew repaired the damage. Sloan firefighters were seen assisting kids to their homes. No one was hurt in the incident.