Wreck, Downed Power Line Shut Down Highway 29 In Century

November 12, 2013

A traffic accident shut down North Century Boulevard  in Century Monday night.

A driver apparently ran off the road, collided with a power pole or guy wire and trees on North Century Boulevard (Highway 29) at Highway 4A about 6:55 p.m. The collision sent a power line down across North Century Boulevard, shutting down traffic in all four lanes.

The driver, despite the downed power line, exited the vehicle and refused medical treatment from Escambia County EMS. Traffic was diverted along Century side streets for about an hour and a half.

Less than five Gulf Power customers were impacted by the down line, according to the company’s web page.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol; further details have not been released. The Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the accident.

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Comments

3 Responses to “Wreck, Downed Power Line Shut Down Highway 29 In Century”

  1. Terri Sanders on November 12th, 2013 7:01 pm

    I believe those lines run along with the power lines.

  2. Mike on November 12th, 2013 4:14 pm

    Yes, my Brighthouse service was also down during that time. I re-set the router and received no signal lights last night but checked this morning and it was ok. So I also am curious to know if our outage is related to this incident.

  3. Henry Coe on November 12th, 2013 3:07 am

    Um, Brighthouse telephone service and internet service went down last night from around 8 something to about 2:30 am. I wonder if this is why?





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