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Semi hits power lines near Pelican [UPDATED]

Published 9:34am Friday, May 17, 2013 Updated 11:37am Friday, May 17, 2013

A semi trailer hit three power lines north of Pelican Rapids Thursday afternoon, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The 51-year-old truck driver from Fargo tried to make a delivery at 17443 State Highway 34 but realized he was at the wrong address. He had pulled into a semi-circle type driveway, backed up and then struck the power lines as he pulled forward, breaking them in half, according to a news release.

The driver heard a loud bang when he hit the power lines, which he said he did not see.

The semi trailer was not damaged. Pelican Rapids Fire Department responded because the power pole was smoking at the junction box. Lake Region Electric also responded to shut off power and make repairs. No customers were without power.

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