STUYVESANT — About 150 National Grid customers were left without power for nearly 90 minutes, following a truck accident on Monday afternoon, Stuyvesant Fire Chief Steve Montie said.
The driver of the truck, Michael Passero, 25, of Catskill, was not injured, Kristin Lowman, a state police spokeswoman, said Tuesday.
At about 4:45 p.m., a furniture delivery truck, that was being driven by Passero, was making a delivery on South Street in the Summerset Landing Mobile Home Park, when the truck got caught on some low hanging telephone fires, which caused the truck to roll over on its side, Lowman said.
The power outage was caused by a blown fuse. The blown fuse was caused by a short in a primary electrical line that happened when the truck shook a utility pole, Montie said.
Stuyvesant and Stuyvesant Falls fire companies were sent to the scene by Columbia County 911.
National Grid was requested to restore power. Consolidated Communications was requested to replace the wires that the truck hit.
State Police investigated. All firefighters were back in service at 6:12 p.m.