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Farm truck hit utility pole, left some in southern Ill. without power

Some Southern Illinois Electric Co-op customers should expect a short power outage this evening.
Some Southern Illinois Electric Co-op customers should expect a short power outage this evening.(KY3)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 2:01 PM CDT
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Some Southern Illinois Electric Co-op customers should expect a short power outage this evening.

According to an engineer with the co-op, a farm truck hit a utility pole west of Dongola around 12:12 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. It knocked out power to about 2,200 customers.

He said a thousand of those customers remained without power until 1:45 p.m.

Impacted communities include East Cape, McClure, Mill Creek and Jonesboro.

According to the co-op, the same customers can expect a short outage later in the evening while crews switch the system back to normal, it should be 15 minutes or less.

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