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Downed Power Lines Trap Cedar Grove Woman Inside Car in Mountainside

By rlsmetro on

Rapid response from Mountainside Police, Firefighters and emergency crews assisted a woman from the vehicle who was trapped inside her car after power lines fell and surrounded her vehicle on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a statement released by Mountainside Police officials, at approximately 3:15 pm emergency responders received a report of a vehicle on Woodacres Drive entangled in power lines.

Police say it is believed that ice accumulated on a tree, causing it to fall onto the overhead power lines. The added weight on the power lines caused the utility pole to snap police officials said.

According to police, the driver of the car observed the tree beginning to fall and stopped the car just in time.

Upon the arrival of workers from PSE&G, the area was deemed safe and the occupant, a 47-year-old female from Cedar Grove, was allowed to exit the vehicle.

The occupant was not injured in the event police.