IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE EVERY DAY… A BIG HUGE PIECE OF A WIND TURBINE BLOCKING THE HIGHWAY. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING NEAR FOWLER… IN OTERO COUNTY,…AFTER A SEMI TRUCK LOST IT’S LOAD… THE ACCIDENT…SHUTTI NG DOWN PART OF HIGHWAY 50 FOR MOST OF THE DAY. NEWS 5’S CAITI BLASE LIVE IN OUR PUEBLO STUDIO. THIS ALSO CAUSED A POWER OUTAGE? COLORADO STATE PATROL TELLS ME DUE TO THE SIZE AND COMPLEXITIY OF THE TURBINE…THE SEMI DRIVING ON HIGHWAY 50 LOST THE LOAD. AND IN THE PROCESS…A POWER LINE WAS KNOCKED OVER… CAUSING A LOT OF ISSUES TODAY FOR PEOPLE IN FOWLER. 24:12 “THERE WAS NO POWER IN THE HOUSE. LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW-NO POWER AT ANY OF THE OTHER HOUSES.” 24:15 WHEN ZACH MASON WOKE UP TUESDAY MORNING HE KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG. 24:15 “LOOKED OUT THE FRONT WINDOW AND SAW ALL THESE EMERGENCY VEHICLES.” 24:19 AFTER MAKING SOME PHONE CALLS…HE SOON FOUND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. A BIG PIECE OF A WIND TURBINE HAD FALLEN OFF A SEMI… BLOCKING A GOOD CHUNK OF HIGHWAY 50 WHICH MASON USES EVERY DAY. 26:05 “OUR PROPERTIES ARE DIVIDED BY 50 SO WE’RE BACK AND FORTH.” 26:10 BECAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT… 26:18 “COULDN’T GET IN. COULDN’T GET OUT.” 26:19 BUT THAT WASN’T THE ONLY ISSUE… 23:34 “THEY GOT THE POWER BACK ON I THINK BY LIKE SEVEN O’CLOCK, BUT WE STILL DON’T HAVE POWER TO PUMP WATER FOR OUR LIVESTOCK.” 24:41 IT’S A SITUATION MASON NEVER WANTS TO BE IN AGAIN. FOR THE INCONVENIENCE…B UT ALSO FOR SAFETY. 26:55 “THEY’RE JUST LUCKY SOMEBODY DIDN’T GET KILLED.” 26:56 25:31 “IF THEY’RE REALLY THAT DIFFICULT TO TRANSPORT AND THEY’RE THAT DANGEROUS SHOULD THEY REALLY BE ON THE HIGHWAY?” 25:36 COLORADO STATE PATROL TELLS ME NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE ACCIDENT. THE WIND TURBINE PIECE WAS REMOVED FROM HIGHWAY 50 AROUND 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON. THE ROAD OPENED BACK UP BY ABOUT FOUR-THIRTY. ALWAYS WATCHING OUT FOR YOU