ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Wires are still coiled on the side of 95 North. Traffic now is moving along just fine, but the road on Thursday evening was practically a parking lot.
Massachusetts State police say, a preliminary investigation indicates that wires were sagging due to a structural issue, when a Mack 600 tractor-trailer struck the wires.
ABC6 assignment editor, Dan Eident got caught in the back up on his way into work. He says, "We actually drove over the wires, since the accident happened right on the on ramp to 295 at exit 4, the police re–directed traffic onto that, and as you drove, I was in the left bound lane so I had to cut across and as I cut across I drove right over the wires."
The truck driver, now identified as Joseph Irorer of Brocket, received an electrical shock after his truck hit the wires and he got out of the vehicle.
As for why the wires were sagging, State Police directed us to National Grid, who released a statement apologizing for the inconvenience, and said over the phone they are in the process of completing an 'incident analysis' to recreate the events and figure out what happened.
Some drivers who were stuck in the traffic expected a better explanation. Eric Beaumont said, "I'd like to find out what was going on because it's frustrating not to know." And Jennifer Acosta added, "people need to know."
The incident analysis is expected to take all weekend.