Taopi man avoids injuries after vehicle hits power linePublished 10:37am Monday, May 7, 2012
A Taopi man avoided a potentially dangerous situation on Sunday when a structure he was hauling snagged a power line.
Mower County Deputies responded to a call from Lansing at about 7 p.m. Sunday after Ron Crews of Taopi stopped in the middle of the road in Lansing because a 19-by-23 foot radio tower he was hauling hooked a power line. Though it took Crews roughly an hour and a half to get the tower unhooked, nobody was injured; and the power line was not damaged. According to Chief Deputy Mark May, utilities workers did not have to assist, as Crews was able to back up his trailer and unhook from the power line. According to the report, Wallace Bustad hired Crews to haul the structure to his shop in Lansing. Because the structure could not fit under the power line, it was left near Chateau Speedway until proper moving permits are obtained.