Partial blackout follows when SUV strikes power pole in Perry

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Electrical power was lost across part of Perry Tuesday night when a vehicle struck a power pole at Eighth and Dewey streets.

Electrical power was lost across part of Perry Tuesday night when a vehicle struck a power pole at Eighth and Dewey streets.

Electrical power was lost across part of Perry Tuesday night when a vehicle struck a power pole at Eighth and Dewey streets.

No injuries were reported.

The circumstances of the accident, which was reported about 6 p.m., are under investigation at this hour by the Perry Police Department.

A Dodge Durango SUV struck the pole on the southwest corner of the intersection and sustained front-end damage. It was not immediately clear from the scene whether other vehicles were involved in the mishap.

As much as one-quarter of the residences in Perry lost power as a result of the mishap, according to a spokesperson from the Perry Police Department. Alliant Energy was notified of the power loss, and service has been restored to most or all affected residences.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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