Truck hits wire in Albion, knocking out power

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 November 2014 at 6:24 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Albion police officer Jeff Gifaldi, left, checks on a tractor trailer that caused a power outage on Orchard Street near the Lake Country Pennysaver and Yellow Goose on North Main Street.

A driver for Beckmann Distribution Service Inc. in Carlyle, Ill., hit a wire at about 5:30 p.m. The driver was attempting to turn around on Orchard Street.

The driver noticed the 22-ton weight limit for the Main Street canal bridge. He was attempting to turn around and find another way across the canal, Albion police said.

National Grid was called to the scene and was expected soon to restore power for the section of the village.