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Truck snags cable, snarls traffic

POSTED: June 13, 2014 10:47 a.m.
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HPD officers keep Highway 84 traffic away from an area where a semi hit a low-hanging wire Thursday morning.

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A tractor-trailer carrying half of a mobile home down East Oglethorpe Highway on Thursday snagged a low-hanging support cable, causing a traffic jam.
Hinesville Traffic Investigator Lt. Bill Kirkendall said the mishap occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m. near East Court Street.  
“The tractor-trailer did have a lead vehicle and the driver of the lead vehicle tried to warn the driver to move into a lane where the cable sat higher,” Kirkendall said.  
The top of the mobile home snagged the cable and bent a metal support pole it was attached to, causing the cable to obstruct traffic. Vehicles sat at a standstill for about 30 minutes until officers moved the cable. Hinesville police then opened one eastbound lane and one westbound lane of traffic. No one was injured.

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