Concrete mixer snags wires leaving residents without power, phone or cable

HURRICANE — An Interstate Rock Products concrete mixer snagged several overhead wires while turning into a private residence about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, leaving two dozen homes without power, telephone or cable TV.

Power was out to about 24 homes in Hurricane Tuesday as a concrete mixer snagged overhead lines. Hurricane, Utah, April 26, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Power was out to two dozen homes in Hurricane Tuesday after a concrete mixer snagged overhead lines. Hurricane, Utah, April 26, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

“We had a concrete mixer attempt to pull down into a private drive,” Hurricane Police Officer Jeff Adams said. “The forward portion of the concrete mixer caught a low-lying cable line, which caused the cable line, the telephone line and a power line to come down.”

One home at 1090 West 650 South in Hurricane was immediately affected by the outage.

“Once the power department from Hurricane City arrived they had to de-energize the line which affected approximately two dozen other residents and homeowners while they repaired the line,” Adams said.

Power was out to about 24 homes in Hurricane Tuesday as a concrete mixer snagged overhead lines. Hurricane, Utah, April 26, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Power was out to two dozen homes in Hurricane Tuesday after a concrete mixer snagged overhead lines. Hurricane, Utah, April 26, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The electrical power was out to those homes for approximately an hour. Cable and telephone took a little longer, as power was the main concern.

Officers and workers from the Hurricane Police Department, Interstate Rock Products, City of Hurricane Power Department, TDS cable and Century Link were called to the area to restore the lost services.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • Chuck April 27, 2016 at 10:54 am

    About time for a full UHP commercial vehicle crackdown on this business. These trucks are so ragged looking and I have witnessed several infractions just driving by a few mixers on SR-9.

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