Dump truck knocks down power lines near I-470

Posted at 7:25 AM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 08:25:32-04

Power lines came crashing down on cars on I-470 after one dump truck driver's mistake early Wednesday morning.

Six homes near 103rd and Lane were without power since around 2 a.m. when the accident happened.

A dump truck was laying asphalt when the driver took off with the truck bed still up in the air. It clipped a power line and the truck kept moving, pulling the lines quite a distance.

The power line separated from the poles and several utility poles were snapped.

KCP&L crews said all the poles would have to be replaced before electricity can be restored. That could be until the afternoon.