Trucks pulls down utility poles in Old Brooklyn neighborhood

(Cuyahoga County) - A west side Cleveland neighborhood is without power, after a trucker either got lost or tried to shortcut his way to the Jennings Freeway with his rig snagging several power and cable lines. The extra tension on the lines caused 4 utility poles to fall.

Chris Eck of FirstEnergy says about 100 customers are without power, and some may not have service restored until Wednesday. The utility brought in extra crews to work on the damage at West 6th Street and Spring Road.

Some residents told Newsradio WTAM 1100 that they have seen truckers taking a shortcut through their neighborhood before, even though there are signs banning such traffic.

Police say no one was hurt in Tuesday's crash.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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