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By Dan Rudy 

Truck takes out playground fence at Shoemaker


Rachel Coblentz

A pickup truck knocked over 260 feet of chain-link fencing at the Shoemaker Bay park playground on Monday morning, after running afoul of icy road surfaces. No one was injured in the incident.

A vehicle lost control near Shoemaker Bay Monday morning and took out about 260 feet of chain-link fencing around a playground.

In a pickup truck on Zimovia Highway northward toward town, a driver reportedly lost control after hitting a patch of ice and slid off the road.

"Basically it was black ice," explained Chief Doug McCloskey of the Wrangell Police Department.

A witness reported the accident at around 9 a.m. and the driver remained at the scene until police responded. He was cooperative, and McCloskey said there were no injuries.

Public Works director Amber Al-Haddad said a contractor...

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