Trash Truck Takes Out Cox Cable, Traffic Light

By: Eric Ives/ Amanda Lanum
By: Eric Ives/ Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A garbage truck took down Cox Cable's connection and a traffic light in Topeka Wednesday morning.

It's unclear how many customers are affected. Crews were working on the light at 25th & Wanamaker Road around 9:40 a.m. The accident was reported around 8 a.m.

Topeka Police say a trash truck was traveling west on 25th with its bucket up when it hit the lines. Much of southwest Topeka is affected by the outage. No injuries or other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Because of work being done on the lines, SW 25th is closed to all through traffic between Wanamaker and Brookfield, according to the City of Topeka Engineering Traffic Section.

Cox Cable will be working to replace damaged signal and fiber optic cables. The City says work is expected to last into the evening hours. The damaged traffic signal has been repaired.

Auburn-Washburn spokesperson Martin Weishaar said the school district is experiencing phone outages.

13 News will post an update when it's available.


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