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Truck crashes into electric pole on Business Loop 70

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | 5:32 p.m. CDT; updated 10:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 2, 2009

COLUMBIA — A black Chevy S-10 crashed into a high-voltage electric pole at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday outside of Deluxe Inn on eastbound Business Loop 70. The pole was split in two, and power was briefly out, said Columbia Water and Light spokeswoman Connie Kacprowicz .

PAR Electrical Contractors dispatched four trucks to the scene, and Water and Light employees were also onsite.

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The power to the electric transmission lines was de-energized so linemen could replace the transmission pole and repair the three 69,000 volt lines and three 13,800 volt lines.

Kacprowicz said 20 to 30 customers experienced a power outage from 2 to 3:20 p.m., when power was restored.

Water and Light and PAR workers will replace the pole and transmission line by 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Eastbound Business Loop was closed earlier today by the Columbia Police Department, but the street reopened at about 5 p.m.


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