A car sheared off this telephone pole on Highway 3A at Gray Creek today.

Gray Creek rollover damages trailer, telephone pole

A freak rollover on Highway 3A, just north of the Gray Creek Store, saw a vehicle break off a telephone pole.



A freak rollover on Highway 3A, just north of the Gray Creek Store, at noon today saw an Alberta vehicle break off a telephone pole.

According to resident Tom Lymbery, the broken pole was suspended on the phone lines for a moment but then fell onto an Airstream trailer being towed by a following vehicle, causing considerable damage to the trailer.

The driver of the upside down car was able to crawl out and was taken away by ambulance. There were no injuries to the people towing the Airstream.

Both FortisBC and Telus trucks attended but only the Telus pole was damaged and there was little disruption to phone service.

Lines on the East Shore carry considerable weight, as besides phone there is a heavy Shaw fibre optic line, Lymbery noted.

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