- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

MADISON LAKE, Minn. (AP) - The lights are back on in Madison Lake after a truck knocked down a power pole and several lines with it.

City Administrator Ari Klugman Lenz tells KTOE-AM (https://bit.ly/1PPyOLD ) the power went out just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when the garbage truck backed into the pole.

Live power lines were draped over the truck. The driver called 911 and a team from Xcel Energy was dispatched.

The driver was trapped inside the truck for more than two hours. Lenz says the utility got the driver out but had to turn off all the power in the area to do so. The driver was not hurt.

About half of Madison Lake was left without power. Electricity was restored just before 4 p.m.

Madison Lake is 10 miles northeast of Mankato.


Information from: KTOE-AM, https://www.ktoe.com

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