News

Crash causes 15-hour power outage

Over 1,000 Slocan Valley residents were without power from 1 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday after a vehicle struck a pole at Crescent Valley.

Police say a 69-year-old Slocan woman suffered minor injuries after her 1999 Jeep Cherokee in the crash on Highway 6 near the Pony Espresso coffee stand.

The vehicle cut the pole in half and dropped a live power line onto the highway.

Neil Pobran of FortisBC says the pole was "critical" in their distribution network and resulted in a power outage that affected 1,087 customers.

The woman, who was travelling to Nelson, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Police aren't sure what caused the accident, but say driver inattention was likely.

The highway was closed, but it's unclear for how long.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Federal budget hikes tobacco tax, sets up surplus
 
Haunted Halloween house helps the hungry
 
Calgary couple fill key Nelson positions
Penticton neighbourhood up in signs
 
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
 
James Elliott running for city council
Who says no free ride
 
Frozen beef burgers recalled for possible E. coli contamination
 
Telethon dials up support for kids

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.