Power Failure in Palatine After Garbage Truck Hits Power Lines on Colfax Street

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Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:10 AM Wednesday to a report of a power line hit by a truck in the 500 block of West Colfax Street. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a garbage truck hit a power line and brought a power line down. Police first on the scene reported a power line down.

Numerous activated burglary alarms occurred in the downtown Palatine area. Traffic light malfunctions were reported at Smith and Palatine, Smith and Colfax, and as far as Illinois and Quentin near Fremd High School.

Firefighters reported that double primary lines were down across Colfax Street. Com Ed was requested to respond to the scene.

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