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Power Restored In Provo After Dump Truck Snags Power Lines

Sep 24, 2019, 11:50 AM | Updated: 12:28 pm
A dump truck snagged communications lines and knocked down at least 8 power poles, according to off...
A dump truck snagged communications lines and knocked down at least 8 power poles, according to officials. (Image courtesy Provo Power/Twitter)
(Image courtesy Provo Power/Twitter)

PROVO, Utah – Power was fully restored in the Grandview neighborhood of Provo Tuesday morning after a major mishap sent power poles tumbling to the ground.

Crews worked throughout the night to get the power back on after a dump truck snagged a power line, pulling multiple poles down in the process, in the area of 1700 North and 1350 West on Monday afternoon.

“It’s an expensive mistake,” said Scott Bunker with Provo Power. “You’re talking a couple hundred thousand dollars. What this is going cost, the man power, all the equipment new power poles are not cheap.”

Crews powered through and had power poles back up and the lights fully restored by 11 a.m.

The mishap left nearly 250 Provo Power customers in the dark for 15 hours. Some customers went even longer without electricity as crews faced a number of challenges getting some power poles buck up and running again.

“Some of the biggest challenges is just access,” Bunker said. Anytime you have a power line in the back of a yard, there is not a lot of easy access.”

Bunker said the estimated damage is between $200,000 and $250,000, and the construction company will be expected to foot the bill.

No injuries were reported.

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Power Restored In Provo After Dump Truck Snags Power Lines