Crash on Sudbury's Lorne Street causes power outage
Published Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:26AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:42AM EDT
Car crashes into hydro pole on Sudbury's Lorne St (Alana Everson/CTV Northern Ontario)
A car crash in Sudbury's Gatchell neighbourhood Thursday morning has damaged a power pole on Lorne Street near Morrison Avenue.
Nearly 1,200 customers lost power around 7:30 am July 11 as a result of a car colliding with a hydro pole.
Sudbury police say two people in the car that crashed received minor injuries and are directing traffic near 1010 Lorne while cleanup and repairs are completed. People are asked to avoid the area.
Greater Sudbury Hydro has rerouted electricity to some of those affected, however approximately 60 customers on Morrison Avenue still remain without power. Power is expected to be fully restored by 6 pm Thursday evening.
Marc Carroll lives at the Independence Centre and Network residence on Haig Street and says his building is affected by the outage.
The damaged pole is loaded with 44KV, 12KV, and 4KV lines, as well as a transformer. It must be replaced, which will take some time. Crews are actively working on this, but there is no estimated time of restoration for now.