Car wreck on Grand Central Ave. causes power lines to go down

WTAP News @ 5 - Car wreck on Grand Central Ave. causes power lines to go down
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 2:29 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - ***UPDATE 4:45 p.m.*** After four to five hours of managing the scene, the departments involved returned to their stations and traffic is back open going both north and south as of 4:30 p.m.

***UPDATE 3:30 p.m.*** Vienna police chief, Mike Pifer says that the driver of the Acadia is Justin Nutter (39) of Parkersburg. Nutter was traveling in the car at the time with two females and one infant.

Pifer also says that a second motorist in a bucket truck had made contact with the lines after the wreck occurred.

Officials say that the power company is currently working on restoring power and fixing the fixtures that are damaged.


Officials are saying that a silver GMC Acadia on scene struck a pole on Grand Central Avenue at roughly 11 in the morning.

Authorities are saying that a pole is damaged and power lines are down because of it. Officials are saying that the power company is on the scene of the wreck along with Vienna police, Vienna fire, and St. Joseph’s ambulance services.

First responders were on scene to direct traffic and keep residents away from the scene. Officials say that there were no injuries and that no one was transported to the hospital.

We will have more information as it becomes available.