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Road Closed After Truck Backs into Utility Pole

by ARLnow.com April 11, 2012 at 10:25 am 4,446 16 Comments

A cement truck backed into a utility pole at the intersection of 16th Street N. and N. Buchanan Street this morning, knocking down power lines and forcing the extended closure of 16th Street.

The incident happened around 9:15 a.m., in the Waycroft-Woodlawn neighborhood. We’re told the cement truck was attempting to back up when it hit the pole, snapping it in two.

16th Street N. is expected to be closed for much of the day as crews from Dominion work to replace the broken poles and downed lines. The closure is several blocks from Virginia Hospital Center.

About 300 homes are expected to be without power until at least late afternoon, while repairs are underway.

  • WeiQiang
    • Fred Jr

      From what I’ve been told about CDLs (at least in New York) … that driver is now toast. One accident that is your fault and you loose your CDL

  • truth be told

    I wonder what the batch age of that concrete is….

    • Tobe

      How do you know it’s not empty?

      • truth be told

        I don’t. But if he was going to a delivery, he’s on the clock to get it empty.

    • nice

      Just keep hosing it down, it will be fine.

      • truth be told

        That’s not really how it works.

        • Civil in Arl

          Apparently typing in “Ret**der” requires moderator approval

          How about some pozzolans, moderation?

          • truth be told

            The use of a ret**der for a day long accident clean-up was likely not envisioned for a local delivery.

            It is ret**ded you can’t use the word ret**der.

  • Richard Cranium

    Any chance that Cement Mixer had an automatic transmission?

  • Lee-n-Glebe

    Lucky for Ovechkin he’s headed out of town.

    • Arlington, Northside

      I believe he has already moved to his new digs in McLean.

  • PUP

    use your mirrors, bro.

  • DarkHeart

    Should’ve paid for the positraction option.

  • John Fontain

    Girl, you look good…

  • Having A Bad Day

    So you think that you are having a bad day ???


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