Trailer Hits Guy Wire, Causing Power Outage in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - An accident in Midland took out a power pole on Tuesday afternoon.

Just before 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a power pole snapped in the area of Loop 250 and Billingsley.

We're told a pickup truck was headed across a dirt lot by a nearby power station.

The trailer it was towing hit a guy wire, snapping the pole in half, causing the lines to fall and starting a small grassfire.

That fire has been put out.

Initially, the accident knocked out power to more than 800 customers but right now only a little over 100 people are still in the dark.