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Shelbyville Police say a convoy of semi-tractor trailers that went down Washington Street about 1 a.m. Friday was responsible for snapped cable lines that stretched along two blocks of the street and even pulled some people’s cable boxes loose from their buildings.
Insight Communication cable lines were discovered to be down along Washington Street from 6th to 7th Street, many of them dangling or just lying on the ground, something that caused issues with some customers’ Internet or E-mail from 2 a.m. to nearly noon, knocking out service to a small number of customers.
A spokesperson from Insight Communications, Michael Hogan, said the indicident knocked out power to 16 customers.
Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said that a video from a business on Washington Street that had a surveillance camera trained on part of the street revealed four tractor-trailers traveling west on Washington Street at that time. The last truck in the line had two projections on top that looked like metal arms, he said, and he thinks that could be responsible for pulling down the lines.
Goodwin said the video was not clear enough to reveal any details about what trucking company operated the trucks. He asks that if anyone has any information about the incident, he or she should call police at 502-633-2326.
“We don’t think this was intentional, and they may not even be aware of what happened, but we would like to find out who is responsible for insurance purposes,” he said.