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Guarding the lines

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters Wade Powell, Shane Marker, and Colin Clasby guard drooping power lines on CR NE1011Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters Wade Powell, Shane Marker, and Colin Clasby guard drooping power lines on CR NE1011 around 5 p.m. Monday, March 18.

An 18 wheeler making a delivery to a private residence snagged the power lines and snapped three poles belonging to SWEPCO. Trucks were called in from Texarkana to replace the poles and string new cables. Affected residences had their power restored after 1 a.m.