Iola city officials are continuing to gauge the extent of damage incurred during a power outage shortly before sunrise Tuesday.
The outage was connected to a traffic incident near the intersection of North Elm and Peach streets in east Iola.
Officers believe a passing semi-tractor trailer rig snagged a utility pole guy wire, which in turn flipped one of the electric wires, which sent a supercharged jolt of electricity through the circuit, Assistant City Administrator Corey Schinstock said.
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