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Published September 26, 2011, 09:15 AM

Electricity restored in Glyndon after truck hits power lines

GLYNDON, Minn. – Xcel Energy customers lost power here this morning when a gravel dump truck with its box left in the upright position struck power lines and a traffic signal, authorities said.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

GLYNDON, Minn. – Xcel Energy customers lost power here this morning when a gravel dump truck with its box left in the upright position struck power lines and a traffic signal, authorities said.

The truck was traveling on Highway 9 when the accident happened near the intersection of Highway 10 about three miles east of Glyndon, Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said. Power lines were down across both lanes of Highway 9, and the intersection was temporarily closed, he said.

Xcel’s website shows 554 people lost power at 5:42 a.m. in the Glyndon and Felton areas. Power had been restored to all but 11 customers by 8:20 a.m. Xcel spokesman Mark Nisbet said a utility pole must be reset to restore power to the remaining customers, but he doesn't expect it to take long.

The traffic signal hit by the truck was new and wasn’t in operation yet, Grabow said.

No one was injured in the accident, which remains under investigation, Grabow said.

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools are running two hours late today because of the power outage.

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