Decatur sanitation truck caused power outage that led to courthouse evacuationPhoto provided to Decaturish
Decatur, GA — A city of Decatur sanitation truck caused a power outage in downtown Decatur on Aug. 4 which prompted an evacuation of the DeKalb County courthouse.
“On Thursday, August 4, 2022, at approximately 2:12 p.m., Decatur Police responded to a single vehicle accident within the 600 block of Church Street,” Sgt. John Bender said. “The accident investigation revealed a City of Decatur sanitation truck traveled southbound from the 800 block of Church Street to the 600 block. The front, hydraulic-lift arms on the truck were left in a raised position while the vehicle was in motion. The arms struck several sets of power lines, causing them to fall into the roadway. The accident caused a power outage in the downtown Decatur area.”
The truck also pulled down some traffic lights in the process, according to photos a reader provided to Decaturish.
The incident also led to the temporary closure of Church Street between Commerce Drive and Geneva Street due to downed electrical wires.
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