COHASSET — Chief William Quigley reports that the Cohasset Police Department responded to a crash where a garbage truck pulled down a utility pole on Jerusalem Road earlier today.
At approximately 11:15 a.m., Cohasset Police responded to 82 Jerusalem Road, in the Steep-Rocks area of town, for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a utility pole. Upon arrival, officers found that a garbage truck travelling on Jerusalem Road got stuck in low-hanging electrical wires caused by high winds and, as a result, pulled down the pole and transformer.
The incident shut down the road for approximately 30 minutes until Cohasset Police cleared the scene around noon.
National Grid is currently on scene working to repair damages to the pole and to restore power to a small section of the road.
No injuries were reported as a result of the crash. After an investigation police determined that no citations would be issued.
“We are extremely thankful that no one was injured in this crash today,” Chief Quigley said. “Thanks to quick action from our emergency responders we were able to reopen the road quickly and prevent any further damage or injuries.”