Furniture truck believed to have cause power cut
A furniture truck that accidently struck a power pole in Central Ave, Phegans Bay, is believed to have been behind a Bays-wide power outage on November 21.
According to Phegans Bay resident Mr Noel Plummer, the driver was attempting to reverse down Central Ave, a steep stretch of road, when he lost control and it crashed into the power pole, partially snapping it and bringing down several power lines.
Mr Plummer said the recovery operation was also impeded by the steepness of Central Ave, with responding removalists for the damaged truck unable to take their own truck down the hill, needing to connect a chain to the furniture truck to tow it up the hill.
"My power did not return for a least an hour of two," Mr Plummer said.
"I imagine returning power to houses closer to the damage would have taken some time as before the broken pole could be replaced the furniture truck had to removed," he said.
Email, 22 Nov 2019
Noel Plummer, Phegans Bay