RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – According to the Pope County Sheriff's Department, a dump truck snagged a power line causing power outages and traffic on Monday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m., a dump truck was pulling an asphalt machine on Interstate 40 in a construction zone near the 81mm in Russellville when it snagged a cable line that pulled down other lines, causing the poles to break.
It pulled the line down across the highway. The eastbound lanes were completely closed, but westbound traffic was still able to get through.
Entergy brought in a special vehicle to remove the pole around 6 p.m. on Monday.
Sally Graham with Entergy said that around 328 customers are without power. She also said that most power should be restored by 8 p.m.
According to Entergy's website, about half of Arkansas Tech is without power.