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Wreck knocks out power to east side of Monroe

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A wreck on Millhaven Road caused a widespread power outage in the eastern part of Monroe on Friday night.

An Entergy spokesman tells KNOE 8 News that about 1,300 people lost power at about 7:22 P.M.  As of 9 P.M., power had been restored to all but about 16 customers.

A witness tells KNOE 8 News that a FedEx truck struck a utility pole, causing the outage.  The driver appeared to be okay.  So far, it isn't clear what caused the accident.  No other vehicles appeared to be involved.

Police are still investigating at the scene and have not yet been available for comment.

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