Truck Knocks Down Power Poles Crushing Car
A chemical truck pulling out of the way of a tanker caught a wire, snapping power poles and dragging them to the ground late Tuesday morning at Northwest 14th and Marshall. It entangled both trucks and two other vehicles.
A transformer smashed a parked car across the street. Luckily, there was nobody near it. Another nearly hit a woman who was working at her desk with her back to a window. The transformer landed about two feet from her.
"I honestly thought I was going to have an explosion behind me", Misty Stucker told KGW. "So scary!"
There were explosions and power was knocked out to several hundred PGE customers, mostly businesses. Utility crews turned off the electricity so crews could clean-up the mess.