Paulding Power Line Snagged

Power was out for more than 8 hours Tues­day in down­town Pauld­ing after a semi got caught on a power line. Pauld­ing Police say it hap­pened Tues­day, just after­noon, when Tim Free­man, the truck dri­ver, was try­ing to find his way out of town, when his trailer caught the low hang­ing lines. Free­man told police, he was lis­ten­ing to his GPS to get through the vil­lage, but every route he found said it was a no-truck route. When Freemen finally got frus­trated, and turned off of Wal­nut Street onto West Perry Street, his vehi­cle got caught on the lines. The acci­dent knocked out power to a 10-square block area in down­town Pauld­ing. All the traf­fic lights also were out. Power was restored at approx­i­mately 8:30 p.m. Free­man was cited for not fol­low­ing the detour route.

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