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Accident in McDowell Co knocks out power to residents

Local - 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.

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