Rental truck clips utility lines, sending poles crashing onto vehicles in NKY

Clean-up took as many as 12 hours Saturday night.
It will likely take eight to 12 hours for workers to clean up the damage, Duke Energy...
It will likely take eight to 12 hours for workers to clean up the damage, Duke Energy spokesperson Sally Thelen says.(WXIX)
Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 1:52 PM EDT
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COVINGTON, Ky. (WXIX) - A “massive” cleanup job took place in Covington Saturday after a rental company’s truck brought down utility poles on top of several vehicles, according to Duke Energy spokesperson Sally Thelen.

A Budget truck was turning into a parking lot, in the area of 7th and 8th streets in Covington, when it clipped overhead power wires, according toThelen.

The utility poles connected by the wires fell, landing on some vehicles sitting in the parking lot, video shows.

Thelen said Saturday evening it would likely take eight to 12 hours for workers to clean up the damage.

Duke Energy’s website showed that 32 people in the area were without power Saturday night. Power is restored to all customers as of Sunday morning.

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