Hundreds lose power after moving truck crash

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Crews are working to reopen Powder Springs Road between Sandtown and Booth roads after a multi-vehicle wreck in Marietta.

Marietta police say the driver of a truck from Two Men and a Truck moving service made an improper lane change and pushed a green Ford into a nasty wreck with a utility company's pickup truck. The truck had stopped in a right turn lane.

Police say the moving truck and the pickup both rolled. They came to a rest only after snapping a power pole, knocking out power to about 2,900 customers. The weight pulled the attached power and phone lines.

“And it collapsed another pole on the other side of the street, so power was out to the area phones are involved," Capt. Chris O'Toole of the Marietta Fire Department.

Marietta fire officials say a woman who was hit and then trapped in a car was somehow able to walk away from the wreckage. The drivers involved in the wreck suffered superficial injuries.

The captain says the driver of the moving truck was the last rescued because power lines were resting on his truck. He only received minor cuts.

Crews  hope to have all lanes open in the affected area before rush hour traffic. Power should be restored by midnight.

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