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Crash Causes Power Outage

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A power outage occurred Tuesday afternoon on the Billings West End.

The outage is a result of a crash on 17th and Grand. Billings Police say around 2:00 PM a semi truck hauling a trailer was heading West on Grand Avenue. The truck driver reportedly tried to turn right onto 17th Street West, when the truck side-swiped a power pole on 17th, causing some power lines to break. 17th is closed between Grand Avenue to Avenue B, while Grand Avenue East and West remains open. Representatives from Northwestern Energy say 1,400 customers were out of service.