Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

June 3, 2014

Limb takes down power line

Steve Woodhouse

Knoxville — A tree removal project led to the fall of a power line off of East Main Street Monday afternoon. 

The land behind Casey's east is being cleared. Houses behind the convenience store are being prepared for demolition. 

While removing a tree, a branch fell on a nearby power line with enough force to bring it down. 

Knoxville Fire/Rescue, Knoxville Police, Iowa State Patrol and Marion County Emergency Management responded to the scene, diverting traffic away from the incident. 

Fire Chief Jim Mitchell said there were no injuries and no one lost power. MidAmerican Energy responded and repaired the problem.