Garbage Truck Hits Power Lines

Photo: KATU

A garbage truck hit a power line Thursday morning at 4341 NE 148th Avenue in Portland.

Firefighters told the driver to stay in the cab of the vehicle until the power company could de-energize the power lines. 

A safety perimeter was sectioned off around the down lines.

A PGE crew arrived shortly after to de-energize the lines and the driver of the garbage truck was able to safely exit the vehicle uninjured. 

Portland Fire says that if you’re in a vehicle that’s hit by power lines you should stay inside. If you do have to get out, jump with both feet together...don’t touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time. 

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