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Hundreds lose power after truck snaps utility pole

3 years ago August 22, 2012 Aug 22, 2012 Wednesday, August 22 2012 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:40:20 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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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