Traffic rerouted following construction accident and power outage

PCB construction accident causes power outages.
PCB construction accident causes power outages.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 11:23 AM CST
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Power is out for 10 Panama City Beach customers after a construction accident.

According to city officials, it happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Arnold Road and Hernando Avenue as part of the construction on Segment 3 of the Front Beach Road Community Redevelopment Area (CRA).

According to officials, a contractor’s equipment snagged an overhead power line and brought down two utility poles and damaged a third. One of the two poles hit a parked city utility truck, causing damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. No one was in the truck, and there were no injuries. A business sign was also damaged.

Traffic is being rerouted on Arnold Road at Guava and Inca avenues. Drivers are encouraged to avoid that area.