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Semi Knocks Down Power Pole in Mapleton

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A semi driver hit a power pole early Tuesday morning in a Mapleton gas station parking lot. 

Cass County Deputies say it happened around just before 7:00 a.m. at Gordy's near the Tesoro gas station around the 3000 block of 163rd Avenue Southeast.
     
Corporal Jade Van Den Einde says he witnessed the crash and says the driver drove slowly through the parking lot, looked down and then hit the pole. 

The power pole fell on the semi but the power lines sat about a foot away from touching the trailer. 

One power line did touch the roof of the gas station. 

The semi driver wasn't hurt. Police say he will be cited for care required. 

Otter Tail Power Company shut off the power to the gas station and have been working on fixing the power lines.

The gas station will stay closed until they can get the lines fixed. 

 

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