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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A tanker truck hauling grease left the roadway early Tuesday morning bringing down lines and splitting a power line pole in half.

The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Dawson Road across from the Albany mall.

The driver of the Griffin Industries truck out of Thomas County tells WALB that his truck lost power steering, forcing it off the road.  The truck then plowed over the curb and took out the pole before coming to a rest several feet away in front of a garage.

The wreck happened just moments after the truck had picked up a load of grease from McDonalds just half-a-block away.

APD and AFD units were called out to the scene where one lane of Dawson Road was shut down for hours.

The driver was not injured but his truck received heavy front end damage.

Lines were down on top of the truck and on the ground, but the main electrical wires were not damaged. An official said the crash did not cause any area businesses to lose power but did rip down the wire connecting a row of street lights.

Georgia Power crews arrived on the scene around 6 a.m. to replace the damaged pole. They estimate the cleanup and replacement efforts to take about three hours. 

 

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