Dump truck takes down utility lines near Wapato
Thursday, August 11, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakima County sheriff's office says a dump truck driver didn't realize the truck bed was elevated as he left a work site and snapped about 10 utility lines near Wapato.
The truck finally stopped Wednesday afternoon when it caught a concentrated section of lines at an intersection and brought down four utility poles. It took hours for power and phone crews to make repairs.
The driver, a 64-year-old Yakima man, was cited for negligent operation of the dump truck.