Logging Truck Clips Wires, Tears Down Poles Near Dagsboro - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Logging Truck Clips Wires, Tears Down Poles Near Dagsboro

DAGSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a Wednesday morning accident in which a logging truck struck some power lines and caused utility poles to fall to the ground near Dagsboro.
Troopers said that shortly before 11 a.m. they responded to DuPont Boulevard (US113) and 9 Foot Road (SR26) for a report of wires across the both north- and southbound lanes of the road. Police said the investigation revealed that a 1998 Mack truck with a trailer full of logs being operated by Sherwood Cottman, 52 of Eden, Md., was traveling southbound on US113. 

Police said that as the truck approached the area of 9 Foot Road, one of the logs seated above the tongs of the trailer caught some wires and began pulling poles down.  The truck was able to come to a stop on the southbound shoulder but not before one of the logs became dislodged from the trailer and three utility poles were pulled over.
Troopers said Cottman was not injured in the accident and was cited for an oversize load.
Both the north- and southbound lanes of US113 between 9 Food and Swamp roads were closed for a period of time while utility crews worked to clear the wires and poles.

One lane of northbound US113 was closed for approximately six hours while utility and phone crews worked to restore the electrical and telephone equipment.

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