An unusual accident late in the morning of April 9 shut down a street in Parker for much of the day and left many residents without power.
The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Parker Police Lt. Mike Bailey said a military-style flatbed truck was carrying an airplane fuselage on 18th Street near Geronimo Avenue when it snagged the tail section on some low wires. These wires snapped, and, in the ensuing recoil, they snapped electrical wires from Arizona Public Service.
Power was out for a time, but Bailey said APS had it fully restored by 1:30 p.m. However, there were still live wires on the ground in the area. 18th Street was closed from the Arizona & California Railroad tracks to Geronimo Avenue until 4:15 p.m.