Kingston: Truck takes down power lines

A tractor-trailer attempting to make a left turn from Winter Street onto Nottingham Drive in Kingston did not clear the overhead power lines and took them down this afternoon at around 1:40 p.m. according to police.

A truck belonging to Cook Landscaping of Upton, MA struck the lines and uprooted a utility pole at the intersection. Power lines were draped over the truck as the driver waited for confirmation from N-Star that the power had been shut off before exiting the cab. He was not injured.

Roads in the area remained closed Wednesday afternoon, and Kingston Police estimate they will reopen sometime Wednesday evening. N-Star says 82 customers are affected as of 4:30 p.m. N-Star and Verizon crews were on-scene to assess the damage and begin repairs.

About Steve Burns

Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.