Trash Truck Takes Out Power Lines in Delaware, Causing Outage for 1,200+

A trash truck took out two power line poles in northern Delaware, causing power outages for more than 1,000 people in New Castle County.

NBC10's Tim Furlong reports the truck hit power lines on Sharpley Road in Wilmington, taking down the wires.

Delmarva Power says the outage affected about 1,300 customers, who were without power -- and air conditioning -- in the Wilmington, Newark and Middletown area. The lights and air conditioning came back on for most people before noon -- well ahead of estimated restoration times that placed it in late afternoon. Delmarva's website said about 200 households in New Castle remained without power about noon.

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