Officers seek truck in connection with outage

Local News

January 8, 2020 - 11:18 AM

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.