CU: Insulator break causes power outage
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2014 | 1863 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print

More than 4,000 Cleveland Utilities customers experienced a brief power outage Thursday, when an insulator broke.

According to Jamie Creekmore of CU, the insulator was located at 20th Street S.E. and King Edward Avenue.

Creekmore said a breaker didn’t clear the fault “due to a failed internal power supply, locking out the entire station.”

He said crews responded to the outage and power was restored within the hour.

Traffic signals in the area were also affected by the outage.

- Cleanup continued at the site of an 18-wheeler/passenger car crash on Interstate 75, reported in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The driver of the truck reportedly suffered numerous injuries and was flown to Erlanger Medical Center.

Thursday evening, hazmat and other crews worked along I-75 northbound to remove the wreckage of the truck and trailer, as well as its cargo, which was reportedly paper rolls being transported to a recycling facility.

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Pumpy Tudors said Thursday morning that each roll of paper weighed approximately 6,000 pounds.

The paper came through the trailer after the big rig left the roadway and struck several trees.

Bradley County Fire-Rescue crews worked along Bradley County Emergency Medical Service paramedics to free the truck driver.

He was in critical condition upon transport to EMC, according to Stan Clark of BCEMS.

The driver of the passenger car was not injured when the truck reportedly sideswiped his vehicle, which was parked alongside the interstate. Investigation is being conducted by the THP.