Tractor-Trailer rig strikes electrical pole, more than 1,000 lose power


 Shortly after 6 p.m.,the Riley County Police Department reported
that a tractor trailer struck an electrical pole near the 2200 block of
Anderson Avenue (Westloop area). This caused a power outage that stretches
east to College Heights Road and traffic was shut down on that stretch.

Westar Energy reports approximately 1,100 residents lost electricity as a result of the incident, however full power should be restored in the next few hours.

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