YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio ( WKBN) — Power was out Tuesday to a portion of Youngstown State University and the surrounding area after a garbage truck knocked over a utility pole in the parking lot of the Charlie Staples restaurant at West Rayen and Belmont avenues.
A transformer on the pole struck the pavement and caught on fire. Firefighters managed to douse the flames.
The driver of the truck waited inside his vehicle as crews cut the power because of live wires on his truck.
“The big thing is nobody got hurt. It could have been worse,” said Charlie Staples.