Video: Oversize semi-truck clips power line; shuts down Highway 33

Video: Oversize semi-truck clips power line; shuts down Highway 33

A semi-truck carrying an oversize load clipped a power line on Highway 33 forcing the highway to be shut down for several minutes.

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Just after noon on Friday, the Guthrie Police Department and Guthrie Fire Department responded to the highway in front of Loves Truck Stop for a down power line on top of the semi-truck and the pilot truck.

According to witnesses at the scene, pipes protruding from the semi-truck’s load clipped a power pole on the highway’s north side, which connected a power line to a street light in the median of the highway.

Both drivers were able to get of the vehicles and did not suffer any injuries.

OG&E arrived to the scene minutes later and removed the line off the vehicles and highway.

The westbound lanes were shut down for approximately 40 minutes before being reopened just before 1 p.m. Traffic was rerouted onto Midwest Blvd. and Highway 105.

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