Major crash at Powers and Stetson in Colorado Springs, knocks down power for thousands

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 1:35 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 2:31 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A major collision involving a trash truck and at least two other vehicles has left thousands in the dark and is snarling traffic in northeast part of the city.

Colorado Springs Utilities tells 11 News the trash truck completely severed a power pole at Stetson Hills and Powers, resulting in roughly 2,800 customers without power. Eastbound Stetson Hills is closed at Austin Bluffs, and southbound Powers is closed at Dublin. Our crew at the scene says northbound Powers is a “mess,” though technically not closed.

Power was restored to everyone but a “handful of customers” by 2:30 p.m., according to Colorado Springs Utilities.

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