Truck mishap shuts down Wood County highway

Driver cited for improper load/NBC24 Photo by Keith Conner

A freak accident Friday afternoon in Wood County has interrupted power throughout the area and will close a major highway for hours.

Crews responded just after two pm to the area of Joel Avenue and Woodville Road in Northwood after a tractor trailer carrying a too high of a load load brought down power lines.

Highway 51 was immediately closed.

The driver is being cited.

Police say it will take some time to recover but motorists in the area need to be patient.

Police say the highway is expected to be closed until midnight.

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