Truck knocks power out to Ranchos neighborhood
January 6, 2012
A garbage truck snagged a cable in a Gardnerville Ranchos neighborhood on Monday morning, taking down a power pole.
The incident occurred at about 5:30 a..m. on Tumbleweed Court.
According to NV Energy spokesman Karl Walquist, the truck snagged a telecommunications line between two poles, breaking a pole, which had a transformer on it.
The power line fell to the ground and electricity to eight customers along the street was knocked out.
An NV Energy crew responded to the downed cable, replaced the pole and restrung the wire.