HARRODSBURG - A portion of U.S. 127 north was shut down Tuesday afternoon after electrical lines across the highway were torn down by a passing wrecker.
Harrodsburg Police Chief Ernie Kelty said the entire four-lane road was closed for about 15 minutes while Kentucky Utilities workers removed the live wire that lay across all four lanes. After it was removed, traffic was allowed down the stretch of road near Salvisa. Harrodsburg Police and the Salvisa Fire Department responded to the call.
The wrecker has a front-end loader type bucket on it, Kelty said, and it was the bucket that pulled down the wires.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Troy Traynor said the wrecker was driven by George Aldridge, 33, of Lawrenceburg. State police stopped the wrecker as it was turning left onto the Harrodsburg Bypass from southbound U.S. 127.