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June 26th, 2009
Mobile home snags wires, cuts electricity briefly


SUBMITTED REPORT

A truck towing a mobile home snagged electric lines about 2:50 p.m. Friday in San Marcos knocking out power to about 1,500 residents. San Marcos Electric Utility restored power in about 30 minutes.

The incident happened at Post Road and Aquarena Springs Drive when the truck pulling the mobile home contacted the overhead wires.  The contact caused a short which tripped breakers at the San Marcos substation on River Road, said Tom Taggart, Director of Public Services.

Electric Utility workers responded immediately and restored power by 3:25 p.m. The area affected included Hopkins to Aquarena west of Interstate 35 to the area around City Hall.

— FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS/MELISSA MILLECAM

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