Black Hills Energy is working to resolve a power outage in Pueblo that knocked out power to more than 150 customers Monday.
Video sent to News 5 shows the cause of the outage, which happened a little before 5 p.m. It shows a man driving stolen Chevy truck get caught in a fence, which then pulls over the power pole.
That caused a small fire, which was contained when crews arrived.
Pueblo Police confirmed to News 5 that the truck in the video caused the power outage, which also damaged cars on I-25. One car experienced a cracked windshield from a falling power line and another experienced other minor damage.
Downed electrical power line which disrupted traffic on I-25 near mm 99 has been removed. Black Hills Electric crews are working to restore power to customers in the Goat Hill neighborhood and businesses along N Santa Fe Avenue.
— Pueblo Fire Dept (@PFDPIO) May 1, 2018
Police said the truck drove off the highway and ran into a fence, which then pulled down the pole. It’s not clear if the driver drove off the Highway intentionally.
Police said the truck was driving in circles to get rid of the fence.
The driver ran away from the scene, and has not yet been caught.
Police said they are looking for a white Chevy Silverado with Colorado plates 686-SUQ with possible rear end damage. The suspect is described as a white man wearing a baseball cap.
If you have any information about the incident, call Pueblo Police at 719 553 2538 or Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.
As of 8 p.m., power is still out to approximately 160 people in the Goat Hill neighborhood of Pueblo.
Black Hills says an electrical pole was knocked down causing power outages in the Goat Hill neighborhood area of Pueblo. This is what’s left of it. Black Hills says power should be back on in 2-3 hours. The knocked down pole caused a small fire from the downed power lines. @KOAA pic.twitter.com/KH3axqKqoG
— Carl Winder KOAA (@CWinderKOAA) May 1, 2018