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Truck strikes utility pole in Parkersburg

A truck backing into the parking lot of the Dollar General at Seventh and Williams streets in Parkersburg on Thursday morning struck a utility pole. Driver Kenneth Berger, 53, of Tallmadge, Ohio, was uninjured but had to remain in the cab until the power could be shut off because broken lines landed on the vehicle, Parkersburg Police Lt. M. Eichhorn said. Forty-four customers were without electricity for a little more than four hours while repairs were being made, a MonPower spokesman said. Berger was not cited, Eichhorn said. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

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