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Truck Causes Brief Power Outage

powerSeveral businesses in downtown Russell experienced a brief power outage on Wednesday afternoon. The reason? A semi-truck.

According to Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster, a 2013 Freightliner, owned by Standard Furniture Transportation Company, pulled down some guide wires on a pole on 9th Street between Main and Kansas Streets just before 4pm.

No one was injured and power was quickly restored by City Electrical crews.

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