JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A dump truck caused widespread power outages Tuesday after striking power lines on Highway 52 near Jamestown.
Sgt. Tom Herzig with the North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a dump truck was traveling southbound on a frontage road along Highway 52 from a gravel stockpile yard about a half-a-mile Northwest of Jamestown.
Driver Dale Laib, 58, of New Rockford failed to lower the dump box when leaving the yard. He struck four overhead power lines, severing two which came to rest across both the north and southbound lanes of Highway 52.
Both north and southbound traffic was diverted into a nearby frontage road. Highway 52 was shutdown for 3 and a half hours until the lines and a pole support brace were replaced. The crash led to later power outages, which you can read about here.
Laib was not injured in the incident. The crash remains under investigation.
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