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Power line lands on garbage truck

By Dave Fredrick - Sanilac Broadcasting

(SANILAC COUNTY) – Around 8 am Monday morning, Sanilac Central Dispatch received a call of a Garbage Truck that was going under a power line and when it became in tangled in the lines.

They dispatched Port Sanilac fire department to the scene and upon arrival, located both occupants of the truck still inside the truck.

Fire officials say the lines were pulled down along with a transformer and a utility pole with the power lines lying on the truck and also on a newly built garage.

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Thumb Electric was contacted by dispatch to respond to cut the power to the lines.

Fire officials say both subjects in the truck were unharmed and the newly built garage had minor burn damage from the arching line.

Firefighters remained on scene for around an hour.

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