Cell phone to blame for Powell power outage

Powell, WY – A dropped cell phone is being blamed for a power outage in Powell.

About 1,200 people lost power Wednesday after a man who was driving dropped his cell phone, tried to find it, and then drove into one of the town's main electrical feeder lines.

The crash snapped off an electric pole and broke power lines.

Crews were able to restore electricity after about an hour.

The man wasn't seriously hurt in the crash.