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Accident leaves Shoshoni without power for two hours

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

The town of Shoshoni was without power for about two hours Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer combination reportedly struck some overhead power lines in the 100 block of West Second Street.

Officials said the driver of the vehicle did not stay at the scene.

"He probably had no idea he struck the lines and just drove away without knowing," Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee said Wednesday. "We didn't have more suspect information, (and) the vehicle was not located."

Lee said the incident,

which took place at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, resulted in a severed power line. He said deputies worked with the Wyoming Highway Patrol to close the road for about two hours while Rocky Mountain Power restored electric service to the town.