50° and Overcast at 4:21pm in Pine City

Over 1,000 Without Power in Pine City Area After Rollover

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at 6:18 am

A single vehicle rollover accident in Chengwatana Township, late Wednesday night, led to over 1,000 area East Central Energy member losing power.

According to Pine County dispatch, the driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and hit a three phase power pole at the intersection of Cross Lake and Forest Lake roads.    The accident occurred around 11:20 p.m.

East Central Energy  reports the majority of the outages occurred in the Pine City area.  Power was restored to all but 300 residence by 1 a.m.  Power came back on for the remaining members, mostly in the Beroun area, by 4 a.m.

No arrest were made in the crash.  Alcohol was not detected in the driver.

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