UPDATE: Single lane now open to alternating traffic on Millstream Road. BC Hydro says 897 customers still without power.
A single-vehicle crash near Millstream Road and Industrial Way involving a hydro pole has led to power outages in Central Saanich, Highlands, Langford, Saanich and View Royal.
The crash brought down a power pole with a transformer onto the road. Electricity was cut off to the area following the crash so the driver could get out of the car.
According to BC Hydro, 1,862 customers north of Players Drive and west of Woodridge Place have been without power since 4:39 p.m.
BC Hydro and emergency responded to the collision. West Shore RCMP said Millstream Road is expected to be closed in both directions at Industrial Road for a least one to two hours due to the crash.
Avoid traffic in the area, Millstream Rd is expected to be closed in both directions at Industrial Rd for at least 1-2 hours due to single MVI. Power pole down on the road. @bchydro on the way. #yyjtraffic https://t.co/U8a6oe6jSo
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) April 27, 2018