2/10/2014 2:37 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
WELCH - A coal truck accident in McDowell County causes a power outage Monday.
The McDowell County Sheriff's Department tells Newswatch power was interrupted around 5:30 Monday morning, when an empty 18 wheeler ran off the road on Route 52 near Premier and struck a utility pole.
The accident caused a large power interruption from Welch to Iaeger. The driver of B&J Trucking was not hurt, he was later drug tested per company policy. The hauler came to rest in a nearby river.
The accident is still under investigation.