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Hundreds lose power after truck snaps utility pole

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Posted: Aug 22, 2012 3:40 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 22, 2012 3:40 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, truck, utility, pole, power

BATON ROUGE - A truck knocked down a utility pole in north Baton Rouge this afternoon, knocking out power to a few hundred people living in the area.

Emergency responders said the driver of the truck had a blowout, and swerved off the road to avoid hitting a car. It ran into the utility pole, snapping it in half.

Entergy said more than 275 people lost power as crews worked to replace the pole. Service was restored a short time later, but crews continued to work in the area replacing the pole this afternoon.

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