One Lane Of U.S. 23 Is Closed After Accident

One lane of U.S. 23 in Lawrence County is still closed, after an accident involving two coal trucks Monday evening.

Officials tell us that a coal truck was heading southbound when somehow the bed of the truck began raising, then caught on power lines.

The truck then veered into the northbound lane, hitting another coal truck that was headed in the opposite direction.

That truck also managed to get tangled in power lines.

Right now some parts of the area are without power, and crews will be out all night trying to repair the lines.

The northbound lanes have been reopened.

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  • by annoyed Location: Floyd on Aug 13, 2008 at 09:47 AM
    Sorry to break it to ya fellas, but he volunteered to be drug tested. No drugs in him, I was there I know. Things happen, and everyone should be thankful that no one was killed considering he turned on his side and skid across the blacktop for 30 feet. Wanna complain about coal trucks, well seeing as how the power lines was knocked out and no liked that, lets say all truckers up and went on strike then what, NO ELECTRIC again, quit whining, get your bottle and go sit behind your desk doing your boring ol job. Much safer than being a trucker though. and you don't have to worry about ignorant people like yourself doing something stupid and causing an accident so everyone can blame the truck!
  • by Coal miner Location: Pike on Aug 12, 2008 at 07:06 PM
    Get your facts straight ... unless you work in a "hole in the wall", you are drug tested frequently. Also, truck drivers (and any other CDL drivers)are drug tested immediately following any accident.
  • by Fed up Location: floyd county on Aug 12, 2008 at 07:59 AM
    They need to drug test ALL of the coal truck drivers! If you wanna do drugs and work then drive a coal truck or work in the coal mines. Oh, coal truck beds don't just mysteriously raise up by themselves!
  • by Rumsfeld Location: russell on Aug 11, 2008 at 06:59 PM
    Guess that driver showed them that he has the power to knock out the power. Somebody might need to drug test that fellow.


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