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Garbage truck takes out wires, disrupts power?

A garbage truck struck some branches and/or a power pole which took out some power lines on Aurora Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. near North 84th Street, prompting the closure of Aurora Avenue.

It appears the accident also apparently temporarily disrupted power, resetting our alarm clocks right about the same time. Did anyone else have their power go out?

The accident also explains the helicopter one of our readers reported circling near her house. According to this story, KIRO’s was over the scene.

We’re wondering if this is one of the new larger trucks, one of which sprayed natural gas after clipping some limbs in April on Phinney Ridge, and another which totalled a Ballard garage.

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