ALTON - There seems to be an odd situation in Alton recently of crashes that involve power poles. Another occurred Thursday morning in the 700 block of Oakwood Avenue in Alton.
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Alton Police Chief Marcos Pulido said the call to police about the Oakwood accident came in at 10:48 a.m. Thursday and the crash involved a semi-truck. He also confirmed the accident did stop power for a small time period for some in the area.
A semi-truck broke off two poles and 44 customers were initially out of power. Ameren-Illinois was called to the scene for repairs.
Alton Police responded and investigated the crash and handled traffic concerns. Ameren-Illinois staff restored the poles and power to the customers as quickly as they could at the scene.