Vehicle hits power wires in West End
Updated: Sep 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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A tractor-trailer knocked down three utility poles in the West End yesterday, leaving more than 500 Belco customers without power.
The vehicle, which was carrying construction equipment, hit the cables on Middle Road, Somerset, outside MarketPlace, at about 12.20pm and led to major traffic delays in the area.
The Royal Gazette visited the scene around 1pm where traffic was backed up but being diverted behind Somerset Cricket Club.
Throughout the afternoon, Belco crews installed three new utility poles and recabling conductors, before announcing all power had been restored at about 10pm. A spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank all those effected for their patience and our crew for their commitment to completing the restoration so quickly.”