Traffic accident results in power loss in Cape

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

More than 200 homes in Cape Girardeau were temporarily without power Tuesday night after a truck struck a utility pole in the 100 block of Clark Avenue, according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department and AmerenUE.

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. and no one was injured in the accident, said police. When the truck struck the utility pole a transformer was blown, causing a chain reaction that initially took out power to 243 homes.

A representative with AmerenUE said Tuesday night that 143 homes would have power restored quickly, while crews would have to work into the night to restore power to the others. The driver's name and cause of the accident weren't available Tuesday night.

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