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Power pole tips in Florence

Christmas was not cold or snowy, but thunderstorms and strong wind gusts may have played a role in a power pole tipping over in Florence.

The pole, held up by power lines, did not fall completely over or cause any power failures, but will be replaced at the end of the week.

“When I talked to a Westar employee, he said it could have rotted off the ground, and the amount of wind that was going on might have just blown it over,” fire chief Mark Slater said.

No other damage was reported.

“Maybe a few tree limbs here and there,” Slater said,

Last modified Dec. 29, 2016