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Truck driver brings down power line and seven poles along East McCord Street in Centralia (Update 5 pm with road reopening)

Truck driver brings down power line and seven poles along East McCord Street in Centralia  (Update 5 pm with road reopening)

Aerial photo of Ameren repair crews lined up to work on at least six broken power poles and downed power lines shutting down McCord Street through part of downtown Centralia.  Photo by Tim Ferguson.  

Westbound traffic on Route 161/McCord Street through downtown Centralia was rerouted for around six hours on Thursday after a truck got caught in a low Spectrum Cable line across the road and ended up pulling down seven power poles along with electric and cable lines before coming to a stop.

The area impacted was along McCord Street from Sycamore to Elm.  All the streets crossing McCord between those two streets were also blocked.

Multiple Ameren repair trucks were on the scene trying to put the power line back together.   The road was reopened around two Thursday afternoon.

No injuries were reported in the incident that occurred around eight Thursday morning.

 

Spectrum cable repairman works around semi that brought down power and cable lines Thursday morning along McCord Street in Downtown Centralia. Photo by Pat Hodges.
Ameren crews working with downed power lines along East McCord in Centralia Thursday morning. Photo by Tim Ferguson.
Getting rid of an old broke pole after seven are brought down by a semi along East McCord Thursday morning. Photo by Pat Hodges.
Ameren crews work from the air on restoring electric service along East McCord. Photo by Tim Ferguson.