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Crash causes city to lose power Sept. 30


Just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 30, a vehicle struck an electrical pole near the cemetery and caused a power outage through parts of Kimball for five or more hours. The driver fled the scene of the accident.

The city was without power until almost 6 a.m. However, even after that the western portion of downtown was still experiencing issues with power from Chestnut to Burg streets. According to City Administrator Daniel Ortiz, everyone’s power was back on by 8 a.m. with the exception of three businesses.

The power outage did not affect the hospital adversely. According to Kerry Ferguson, Kim...

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