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Power restored to residents in Twin Lakes area after semi-truck crash

A semi-truck overturned and damaged a power pole in the Twin Lakes area. The initial estimate was for the power to be out for 10 hours.
Credit: Idaho State Police
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TWIN LAKES, Idaho — More than 1,000 Kootenai Electric customers in the Twin Lakes, Idaho area had their power restored at about 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday after a semi-truck crash in the morning caused a power outage.

According to a Kootenai Electric spokesperson, the power was restored at about 2:20 p.m. and crews are on-scene to replace the damaged power pole. The spokesperson said the crews don't expect any further power outages while the pole is replaced.

Kootenai Electric said the outage was caused by the truck hitting a power pole. Crews are working with emergency personnel to secure the scene before they assess damage and begin repairs for power restoration.

A spokesperson for Kootenai Electric originally said the process could take up to 10 hours, but power was restored in about half that time.

Idaho State Police said the overturned truck and power restoration efforts are blocking Scarcello Road in both directions near the Highway 41 intersection.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information is made available.

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