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18-wheeler causes power outage to West Hattiesburg businesses

A utility pole on O'Ferrell Street is snapped into pieces after a semi-truck hit its phone line Saturday night. A utility pole on O'Ferrell Street is snapped into pieces after a semi-truck hit its phone line Saturday night.
Several West Hattiesburg businesses lost power Saturday after a semi-trailer severed a utility pole around 5:30 p.m. 

Hattiesburg Fire Department officials said the driver of the truck was looking for a place to park for the night off O'Ferrell Street when the truck's cargo caught a power line, causing the pole to snap and cut off electricity to businesses including Buffalo Wild Wings and Home Depot.   

Mississippi Power Company had power restored to those customers by 8:30. Company representatives said power should be restored to all customers within a few hours.      

The driver of the truck was not hurt. 

He was transporting oil field equipment from Texas to West Virginia. 

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