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Hempfield outage affects 170 homes

| Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 1:27 p.m.

About 170 Hempfield Township residences were left in the dark for more than six hours Monday after a truck reportedly snagged a power line.

Reports to the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety indicated a dump truck had struck a utility pole. The accident occurred at 4:09 p.m. at the intersection of Peters Road and Horseshoe Trail in the township, reports indicated. No further details of the accident were available last night.

Electricity was expected to be restored by midnight, Allegheny Power officials said.

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