A crane got hooked on live power line wires this morning on Clifton Rd in Colesville, causing the vehicle to catch on fire, according to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Pete Piringer. Several nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution and there are currently power outages in the area. The initial call to dispatch came in around 9am and there were no injuries reported.
Clifton Road is currently closed between Venetian Road and Cannon Road for Fire Rescue activity, according to Montgomery County Police. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route and to expect significant delays.
Clifton Rd & Buccaneer Rd, crane entangled in live power lines, vehicle energized https://t.co/lyBj1AbVmz
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 9, 2022