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Big-rig driver strikes telephone lines in Fairfield

Telephone lines rest atop a big-rig truck after it became entangled in them at San Bruno Street and East Travis Boulevard in Fairfield, Monday afternoon. (Ryan McCarthy/Daily Republic)

Telephone lines rest atop a big-rig truck after it became entangled in them at San Bruno Street and East Travis Boulevard in Fairfield, Monday afternoon. (Ryan McCarthy/Daily Republic)

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From page A6 | July 30, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Traffic along East Travis Boulevard was diverted Monday afternoon between Coolidge and Eisenhower streets after a big-rig truck driver struck telephone lines near San Bruno Street.

No one was injured. The commercial truck driver was able to drive off at about 5:40 p.m after the incident that was reported at 4:04 p.m., said Capt. Mike Guerra of the Fairfield Fire Department.

Hot weather leads to the lines hanging a little lower, Guerra said.

William Graham, 54, who lives on San Jose Street, said he’s noticed the telephone line sagging lower and lower.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • 2realJuly 29, 2014 - 5:45 am

    Dont they have weight limits on residential streets?

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  • MikeJuly 30, 2014 - 11:34 am

    Go back to the DMV and read the law... If that driver had a BOL ... He has a right to be there. Even if hes over weight ... Man is justing making a living.. Give him a ticket .. You need one for being stupid.. Next time help the person in need ..

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  • Hope the driver was cited!July 29, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Actually this driver should have been cited for not being on a street designated for heavy commercial trucks...Most Cities have blue T signs on main surface streets which tell commercial drivers if they can be on that road..This driver was obviously breaking the law being on that street.

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  • CD BrooksJuly 30, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    You should understand that freight deliveries are acceptable in residential areas where load limits are posted. Power lines are supposed to be 15-18 feet so they do not interfere with taller vehicles. You could make a case against the driver for not noticing the lower lines but inevitably, partial if not full responsibility will likely fall to the power company.

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  • Johnson and JohnsonJuly 30, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Amazing all these law experts her on the DR comment section. Its like having legal aid online locally I love it........

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