Asplundh truck overturns on Apalachee Parkway

Asplundh truck overturns on Apalachee Parkway
Posted at 6:48 PM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 06:08:21-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Nearly 800 people were without power after a Asplundh truck tipped over Wednesday morning.

Rick Mayday with May Day Landscape Supply says that a Asplundh Tree Expert Company truck was out trimming some branches along a power line when it tipped over.

The boom actually hit the power lines which caused a small spark and fire. He believes this is what contributed to the outages.

Luckily, no one was injured in the incident.

Witness, Brenda Mahaffey, a shift manager at neighboring business 'Pan Food Store' saw the whole thing happen.

"Around 10 a.m., the truck overturned. It was on an incline with the bucket extended when it started to flip," said Mahaffey. "Lanes of traffic were blocked up until around 12 p.m. "

Maicel Green with Talquin Electric says that 791 members were left without power in the Chaires area of Apalachee Parkway. Power has since been restored.