Crash closes Quadra, cuts power

saanich police

An early morning crash closed a stretch of Quadra in Saanich and knocked out power for thousands of people.

Saanich Police say a vehicle struck a hydro pole just after 3 this morning on Quadra between Tuxedo and Ambassador. 

Police closed the road in both directions for several hours while BC Hydro crews work to restore power and deal with the pole. It started to reopened in the 7am hour.

The crash knocked out power to nearly 3-thousand hydro customers in the area (Hydro estimated power would be restored by 10am).

Apparently only the one vehicle was involved in the crash. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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