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Dump truck causes 45-minute power outage
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Hundreds of Oregon residents were without power briefly Thursday afternoon, a utility service provider said.

According to Alliant Energy, more than 500 customers experienced an outage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. due to a power line problem.

Steve Schultz, a spokesperson with Alliant Energy, said the load-carrying part of the truck -- the dump body -- got caught in some lines.

Schultz said the fix for an incident like this is standard for the utility company.

“We’re able to back feed [power] so that the customers [in an outage] are fed off another circuit while we repair the circuit that was impacted,” Schultz said.

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