Nearly 1,000 Molino Gulf Power Customers Left Without Power After Truck Snags Lines

May 12, 2021

A truck with an oversized load brought down power lines Wednesday afternoon in Molino, initially leaving nearly 1,000 Gulf Power customers without power. Hundreds remained in the dark for several hours, and cable tv and internet service remained out into Thursday morning.

An oversized equipment load snagged a line and snapped poles. That left power lines, transformers, cable lines, and even street signs on the ground and in the roadway in the area of Molino Road and Settles Road. The truck driver stopped a short distance away; we are told he was not ticketed because the line he hit was hanging too low.

The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded until Gulf Power arrived on scene.

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3 Responses to “Nearly 1,000 Molino Gulf Power Customers Left Without Power After Truck Snags Lines”

  1. joy bryant on May 13th, 2021 5:49 am

    This sounds ridiculous = however, I heard a strange almost whining sound and the power flicked-I even opened the door to see what it was and then it happened again – the third time- lights out!!

  2. Elizabeth on May 13th, 2021 12:37 am

    @Al LOL!!!

  3. Al on May 12th, 2021 11:54 pm

    Was the truck hauling gas? If so, ok.

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