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Tinsel Streamers Bring Parade to a Halt

ZEBULON - On October 2, 2022, during the Pike County homecoming parade an accident occurred. While the parade was traveling south on Thomaston Street during the festivities, some popper streamers were deployed into the air.

Due to high winds, the streamers were inadvertently blown into a power transformer which in turn blew the wires off of the line and causing a small brush fire which was immediately extinguished by the fire department. This also caused the parade to be delayed.

Citizens were immediately moved out of harm’s way while the fire department extinguished the fire. Thomaston Street was immediately shut down, and traffic was diverted for several hours.

There was one minor injury to a citizen who was watching the parade when one of the lines struck her hand causing a cut. The citizen was checked and treated by EMS.

Power outages were reported throughout the City of Zebulon for several hours. [Note from the Editor: Pike County Times was sent a picture of the outage meter that showed about 1,000 residents without power including some as far south as Meansville. Some were only out for a short time with others being out for longer.]

Power was restored by Georgia Power.

Pike County Times confirmed that the outage affected the Sheriff’s Office and 911 yesterday, but they are back online today.

Click here to watch a short video that was sent to Pike County Times by Zebulon Police Department.

[Note from the Editor: Sometimes things just happen, and the wind was a factor in this accident. I've never seen anything like this.]

Submitted 10.3.22