Semi-truck snags power lines trying to avoid crash - WNEM TV 5

Semi-truck snags power lines trying to avoid crash

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Authorities say a semi-truck snagged power lines and destroyed a traffic light while trying to avoid an earlier crash. 

It happened Wednesday about 5:55 a.m. at the intersection of Birch Run Road and Dixie Highway, just east of Birch Run.

Investigators said a vehicle hit a utility pole at the intersection, causing power lines to sag.

A semi-truck driver tried to avoid the wreckage when his truck snagged the lower power lines and destroyed the traffic light.

The intersection was closed for several hours. It has since reopened, but should be treated as a four-way stop by drivers until the traffic light can be replaced.

No one was hurt in the crash. 

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