Highway 19A north of Fanny Bay reopens to single-lane alternating traffic after crash

Highway 19A north of Fanny Bay reopens to single-lane alternating traffic after crash
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BC Hydro crews work to restore power to customers in the Buckley Bay area after a crash on Dec. 18, 2019.

The Old Island Highway is now open to single-lane alternating traffic after a car crash Wednesday morning.

At around 9:30 a.m., Comox Valley RCMP say a single car crashed and caused hydro poles to collapse on the road. According to Cst. Monika Terragni, the driver was swerving to avoid a deer and was not injured.

The road reopened to single lane alternating traffic at around 3:20 p.m.

The crash knocked out power to almost 2,500 customers in the area. As of 1:15 p.m., power was out to 128 customers.

Crews are working to clear the debris and repair the power lines.

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