Contact: Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer, Fire Marshal
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm
The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched at 2:39pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Rock Quarry Road and Rolling Rock Drive for a report of lines down. A fire company arrived seven minutes later and found a tractor trailer in the northbound lane of Rock Quarry at Rolling Rock Drive. The top portion of the tractor trailer's cab was entangled in power lines. A telephone pole was sheared in two pieces.
The fire crew and officers of the Columbia Police Department secured the scene and diverted traffic away from the area.
Power lines and cable television lines were on this telephone pole. Boone Electric and Mediacom responded a short time later to assess the damage and clear the lines from the vehicle.
The tractor trailer belongs to Jack's Trucking working for U.S. Express Enterprises. The driver of the truck stated he made a wrong turn and was looking for his way back to the interstate.
No one was injured during this event.