B.C. Hydro crews are on the scene at two collisions that knocked down power lines leaving thousands of customers without electricity Friday night.
The first crash happened just before 6 p.m. on Latoria Road in Metchosin.
A trailer came loose and smashed right into a utility poll on Latoria near Kelly Dawn Place.
“When we arrived, we found that a trailer had come off the back of a pickup truck and taken out the power pole, causing the pole to come down and the lines with it.” said Chris Aubrey, Assistant Chief of Langford Fire Rescue.
Latoria was closed off as emergency crews and BC Hydro crews responded.
The driver was not injured but the collision first left more than 2000 customers without power, that was later reduced to just over 800.
BC Hydro hopes to have power restored to all customers by 1 a.m.
Photo: Paul McNeill
Then at around 8:30 p.m. there was another collision, this time in Saanich where a pick-up truck a slammed into a utility poll on Shelbourne Street.
The impact toppled the pole, bringing down power lines with it.
It knocked out electricity to more than 1800 BC Hydro customers in the area.
There is no word on the cause of the crash or whether there were any injuries.
BC Hydro crews are on the scene.