Central Oregon DailySemi hits utility pole in Madras, knocking out power

Semi hits utility pole in Madras, knocking out power

Semi hits utility pole in Madras, knocking out power

Madras semi into power pole 12-27-22

A semi truck collided with a power pole in Madras Tuesday morning, causing a power outage for about 275 Central Electric Cooperative customers.

CEC said it happened around 6:00 a.m. on Highway 26 at Dogwood Lane, just north of Madras Municipal Airport. 

A repair crew had to replace the pole. The line was still energized, so the crew had to de-energize it before replacing the pole.

Power was restored at 11:40 a.m.

There was no immediate word on what caused the driver to crash into the pole.

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