More than 2,000 people left without power in Surrey after truck hits power pole

BC Hydro works to restore power after crash at Fraser Highway and 184th Street

SURREY — More than 2,000 customers were left without power in Surrey on Sunday morning after a pickup truck belonging to the Lower Mainland RCMP crashed into a power pole at Fraser Highway and 184th Street.

A misaligned manhole cover may have played a factor in the crash along with the fog that limited the visibility.

The accident happened at about 7 a.m., and Fraser Highway was closed for a short duration.

“It’s believed the cover was not on correctly,” Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann said. “When driven over by the police truck it was flung to the side of the road.”

Surrey RCMP issued a statement saying that the driver lost control of the vehicle and that the truck veered off the road and hit a power pole before colliding into a store front.

“The police vehicle caught on fire, and the fire spread to the business. No one was injured in this collision,” said the watch commander, Staff Sgt. M.A. Hedderson. “At the time of the collision, it was foggy with limited visibility.”

Crews from BC Hydro restored the power to a majority of the homes at around 10 a.m, while the rest was restored at 2.30 p.m.

— with a file by Tom Zytaruk



edit@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

More than 2,000 people in Surrey were left without power after a vehicle knocked out a power pole on Sunday morning. (Photo: BC Hydro)

Just Posted

UPDATE: Police raid Langley home in search for murder suspect Teixeira

Several law enforcement agencies were at a Willoughby home, hunting for a man charged with murder.

Mounties need help finding Langley woman

Familiy haven’t spoken to Megan Terpsma much since June 2017, and concerned for her well-being.

Throwback Thursday: Does anyone remember what this tumbedown building was originally?

Can you help us identify this decrepit building, or provide it with an appropriate caption?

Odd Thoughts: Langley councillors get the easy chair

Getting onto a municipal council is a numbers game. You don’t have to be everyone’s top pick.

Not too bad for a Langley boy who didn’t really like volleyball

Daniel Jansen VanDoorn is playing with the Canada Team in men’s volleyball world championships.

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

Seventh day of searching for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts are concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

BC Children’s warns of possible PayPal fraud

Recipients are asked to forward the emails to PayPal

Increased security, staffing changes coming to Colony Farms

Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to get new safety measures, stop patient-on-staff violence

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, or at home on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid centre

FBI described the Aberdeen incident as an ‘active shooter situation’

The hunt for online herb: feds seek dope on hazy world of pot’s ‘cryptomarket’

In less than a month, Canada to be first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana

Most Read