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Coke truck cuts power to hundreds at reservoir

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RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - An encounter between a soft-drink truck and a utility pole cut electricity to hundreds of homes in the Ross Barnett Reservoir area Friday.

Around 11:00 a.m., Entergy Mississippi spokeswoman Mara Hartmann says a Coca-Cola truck hit a concrete power pole near the Cock of the Walk restaurant off Rice Road.

Then another pole snapped in two, dropping more wires across the top of the truck.

Almost 500 homes lost power as a result.

Entergy spent much of the afternoon getting a new pole in place so power could be restored to the surrounding neighborhoods.

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