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February 20, 2006

Crisp County-- One truck driver apparently caused a big mess in Crisp County and knocked out power to hundreds of homes late Sunday night.

On Monday night, power crews were still out along Highway 257 making repairs. The truck was carrying improperly loaded equipment that yanked down lines and 20 utility poles. 1,500 homes were initially without power, some without cable and telephone service.

"A piece of equipment was on a low board trailer and it was I think standing up too high or something and he took down the power poles," says Roger Minshew with the GA Department of Transportation.

The DOT and utility crews were out all night and all day doing clean-up and repair work. The work isn't done but the power was back on as of Monday night.

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