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.