MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a vehicle on Woodacres Drive entangled in power lines on Tuesday evening at approximately 3:15 p.m.
"It is believed that ice accumulated on a tree causing it to fall onto the overhead power lines," said Police Chief Joseph Biannuzzi. "This added weight to the power lines caused the utility pole to snap, trapping the occupant inside the vehicle that had stopped upon observing the tree beginning to fall."
Upon arrival of workers from PSE&G, the area was deemed safe and the occupant, a 47 year old female from Cedar Grove, NJ was allowed to exit the vehicle. The occupant was not injured in the event, according to a press release by the Mountainside PD.