A tractor-trailer encountered problems as it turned onto Hawley Street. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

A tractor-trailer trying to make a tight turn from a side street in downtown Binghamton snagged some wires and snapped a utility pole.


Police closed off a section of Hawley Street after the incident. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

The big rig was heading south on Centenary Street near the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator construction site.

The trailer apparently came into contact with support wires, pulling down utility lines and breaking the upper portion of a wood pole. An LED street light dangled from the broken pole a few feet above Centenary Street.

Police closed Hawley Street between Carroll Street and Myrtle Avenue shortly after the incident, which happened around noon Tuesday.

City firefighters were called to inspect the scene until a NYSEG supervisor arrived. A utility crew arrived around 1:20 p.m. to begin work to replace the damaged pole and repair power lines.

NYSEG reported no electric service outages as a result of the incident.

Work on the High Tech Incubator site appeared to continue without interruption.


Firefighters at the scene examine a damaged pole and dangling street light. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

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