Crash results in outages, fire
June 7, 2023
A car that collided with a power pole along Highway 20 early Thursday, June 1, led to a chain reaction of incidents that included widespread power outages and wiring in City Hall catching fire.
Police and Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District personnel responded shortly after 6 a.m. to the collision in the 3200 block of Highway 20.
According to a SHFAD statement, damage to the power pole was severe and caused wires to hang low over the highway's westbound lanes.
Power lines then caught on a Pepsi semi truck and trailer, which caused damage to several poles and transformers, according to...