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Hit-and-run semi triggers brief power outage in central Salt Lake City

First Published Feb 11 2014 08:19 am • Last Updated Feb 11 2014 09:32 am

A hit-and-run semi-trailer rig driver crashed into a power pole in central Salt Lake City early Tuesday and triggered a brief, localized electrical outage.

The 6:48 a.m. crash occurred at 700 East and South Temple Street. Police said they were trying to locate the big rig, which left the scene before they arrived.

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It took emergency crews an hour to clear the scene for traffic through the area to resume.

Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Dave Eskelsen said that as of 8:15 a.m., no customers were reported to be without service in the area of the crash.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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