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Power outage in Colorado Springs following crash at Powers and Stetson Hills

Dumptruck hits pole
Posted at 1:21 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 23:50:04-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Traffic has been blocked off near Stetson Hills Boulevard and Powers Boulevard in Colorado Springs following a car accident.

A dump truck hit at least one pole around 12 p.m. on Wednesday, prompting emergency workers to respond to the scene.

Although no injuries have been confirmed, authorities did say that Colorado Springs Utilities was on the scene to manage the downed power lines while responders clean up the accident. However, controlling the electricity ended up taking longer than expected.

As a result, northbound traffic at Stetson Hill was been blocked off and traffic on portions of Dublin Boulevard were been stopped.

The accident also caused a power outage in Northeast Colorado Springs, that left close to 3,000 people without electricity.

The outage impacted traffic lights, power, and cable service in northeastern Colorado Springs.

By the end of the day, all power had been restored to Colorado Springs Utilities' customers.