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Highway 21 reopens after crash knocks out power in Omro area

Crash knocks out power in the Omro area. Jan. 14, 2020. (WBAY Photo)
Crash knocks out power in the Omro area. Jan. 14, 2020. (WBAY Photo)(WBAY)
Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 5:09 AM CST
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Highway 21 has reopened to traffic after a crash knocked out power in the Omro area.

Highway 21 at Rivermoor Road was closed in both directions for about eight hours. At 7:22 a.m., the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced the road had reopened to traffic.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says a truck was traveling west on Highway 21 when it went off the road, hit a stop sign and utility pole.

The driver, a 20-year-old Wautoma man, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The Sheriff's Office says alcohol use is a suspected factor in the crash.

About 500 customers lost power due to the crash.

The crash happened at about 11:20 p.m.

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