Pole Sheared on Pierrepont Avenue
By Fire Driver Mark Maroney
April 17, 2024

On Wednesday evening at 2339 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported car vs pole motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 69 Pierrepont Avenue. Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Mark Maroney responded at alarm time and arrived on scene two minutes later at 2341 hours. On scene, it was found that a vehicle had left the roadway and sheared a power pole. National Grid was requested to respond to the scene. Firefighters on scene, shut down one lane of traffic and provided traffic control which Rescue 30 (B. Bahr) had responded. Engine 49 provided scene lighting. There were no reported injuries and the vehicle was towed away by Bob's Auto. Potsdam Police investigated the scene and were assisted by SUNY Potsdam University Police. Potsdam Fire was in service at 0058 hours.

Units: Engine 49 (M. Maroney), Rescue 30 (B. Bahr)