WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A sneezing driver is to blame for a power outage in Winona, according to a report in the Winona Daily News.
Police say Travers DeWitte inadvertently stepped on the gas when a sneeze erupted, sending his vehicle across an intersection, up a curb and into a guy wire attached to a power pole.
The crash snapped the cable, which flew up and severed a power line, cutting service to about 1,300 Xcel Energy customers Wednesday.
Police tell the Winona Daily News that sparks from the broken line ignited a small grass fire which quickly burned itself out.
Power was later restored.
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