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Traffic had to be temporarily detoured from Highway 97 Wednesday afternoon in Madras

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 - Crews work to restore power after a crane on a flatbed truck struck multiple power and utility lines, dropping a transformer.

Highway 97 in Madras from Fairgrounds Road to the Love's Truck Stop at Hall Road was temporarily closed Wednesday afternoon, July 14 due to multiple downed power and utility lines.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff Marc Heckathorn, a raised boom struck and ripped down multiple power lines.

A transformer dropped at Southwest Colfax Lane.

The driver was taken into custody.


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