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Crane mishap disrupts light-rail service in downtown Minneapolis

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Light-rail service in downtown Minneapolis was expected to be out most of the morning Thursday after a construction mishap.

Crews were trying to repair an overhead wire that was damaged when a crane struck it at about 8:30 a.m. as rush hour came to a close, the Star Tribune reports.

Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland told KARE 11 that a cable malfunction caused a crane to fall on a powerline just north of the Nicollet Mall Station at 5th and Marquette.

Buses replaced the trains for a stretch of the Hiawatha line downtown. Metro Transit was offering updates via Twitter.

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