WASHINGTON – A power outage interrupted service throughout Washington City Thursday morning when a Utah Department of Transportation employee on a boom truck came in contact with the power lines near 700 North and Main Street in Washington.
“It appears that a UDOT truck was up working on the camera and the boom off of the lift came in contact with the power lines,” Washington City firefighter Matt Evans said.
The power line had to be shut off, Evans said. Washington City Power arrived on the scene and secured the power to that line so that the man could safely get down, he said.
Washington City residents remained without power until the man and equipment could be cleared from the line and the power company assessed any possible damage caused by contact with the boom truck.
Washington City Power reported power was restored by 10:25 a.m.
No injuries were reported.
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