Tractor-trailer knocks out lines, causes phone, power outages
Reports indictate a tractor-trailer caused phone and electric outages across downtown Prestonsburg on Friday.
The driver of a Dayton Freight tractor-trailer was attempting to go up Post Office Hill in Prestonsburg, and wound up knocking out telephone and internet service to a wide area of downtown, as well as electric service to some customers, after the top of his rig pulled down utility lines between the Tourism Office and Jimmy Webbâ€™s law practice.
The outages happened Friday around 2:30 in the afternoon; within minutes Prestonsburg fire and police were already at the scene. Kentucky Power had electricity restored by 6 p.m., but AT&T did not have services restored until much later.