Extended auger hits electrical lines causing power outage in Granville

Posted on AllSides September 4th, 2023
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SIOUX COUNTY, Iowa (KCAU) — A man pulling a post-auger caused an accident spanning nearly six miles. According to a press release, on Aug. 31 at 11:33 a.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident from Monroe Avenue in O’Brien County to Highway 10, west of Granville. Dennis Schmit, 61, of Alton, Iowa was driving a 1993 Ford Pushup pulling a post auger westbound on Highway 10. He left one of the post augers extended in the air, hitting electrical power lines at different intersections stretching about...

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