Last night many of you didn't see 7 News at the Regular time because of a massive black-out in various areas of the city - which caused a power outage at our transmission facility. And it was all caused by a container truck snagging a wire.
A truck with a container was driving down Buttownwood bay boulevard when it snagged some low hanging wires across the street from La Tavernetta restaurant According to eye witnesses the container the truck pulled out the pole causing it and the transformers to fall on top of La Tavernetta. As a result this caused outages across the city - power was not restored to some areas until 1:30 am this morning. It took the B.E.L crew about 7 or 8 hours to erect a new pole to hold up the wires.