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Pickup slides off US-23, snaps telephone pole in half

Submitted by on January 17, 2020 – 6:00 pmNo Comment

PRESS RELEASE FROM CITY OF ALPENA POLICE:

On Thursday, 1/16/2020, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a pickup truck traveling north on US 23 near the Industrial Park complex slid off the road as it  attempted to turn into a local business. 

The vehicle struck a telephone/power pole causing it to snap the pole in half. 

The vehicle then continued forward and struck a guide wire.  No one was injured, but the roadway was temporarily closed due to a low hanging wire.

The Alpena Police Department would like to remind motorist to slow down when road conditions begin to deteriorate. 

APD was assisted at the scene by the Alpena Fire Department and the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office.