Freak crash causes power outage in city
Much of Park Rapids was left in the dark Thursday afternoon when a boom truck operator snagged a power line, setting off a chain reaction and causing a massive power outage in the south end of town.
The accident, around 3:30 p.m., on Seventh Street South just off U.S. Highway 71, caused reverberations throughout the city. Businesses and homes a mile away lost power momentarily when the truck hit the line.
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