RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A piece of construction equipment tipped over and took down power lines in Ridgefield, New Jersey Wednesday, cutting power to hundreds of customers.
The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Ridgefield Public Service Electric & Gas substation, on the Hendricks Causeway just south of Route 46 and east of the New Jersey Turnpike, CBS2’s Dave Biermann reported from Chopper 2.READ MORE: Valanciunas, Hart Lead Pelicans Past Knicks
A large piece of construction equipment called as pile driver – which is used to drive heavy metal poles into the ground – somehow flipped onto its side in a pile of loose dirt.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/21 Friday Morning Forecast
The pile driver came up onto the roadway and took down numerous power lines, Biermann reported.
About 260 customers were left without power in the area, and the outages were expected to last a couple of hours, Biermann reported.MORE NEWS: Armed Suspect Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Williamsbridge Section Of Bronx
One person suffered a minor injury in the accident.