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Update: Traffic moving, crews continue to work at scene of a single-vehicle crash in Saanich
May 28th, 2019updated
Crews continue to work at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Saanich early Tuesday morning that saw a hydro pole struck.
Police say the crash happened at 3:15 a.m. in the 4100-block of Quadra Street as a vehicle hit a hydro pole.
The driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Saanich resident Steve Beggs was woken up moments before the collision happened.
“All of a sudden I heard a screeching of the tires and then a big crash. So I knew somebody had hit a pole. And then my alarm clock went dead and I knew the power was out,” Beggs said.
Power was knocked out to more than 2,800 BC Hydro customers Tuesday morning from the crash.
The outage ended around 9 a.m.
Quadra Street was closed in both directions between Tuxedo Drive and Ambassador Avenue as hydro crews worked, but it has reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.