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Van brings down utility pole in Smith’s

Traffic is being diverted, and more than 500 people lost electricity, after a van struck a utility pole in Smith's.

No injuries were reported, but motorists were advised to avoid the North Shore Road and Jennings Road area until further notice, a police spokesman said.

He added that “initial information suggests that a van has struck a utility pole, bringing the pole down”.

According to a Belco spokeswoman, there were 552 customers without electricity at around 2.30pm.

Widespread internet outages were also called in to The Royal Gazette.

As of 6pm, traffic diversions remained in effect.

Accident on North Shore, near Jennings Road (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published May 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm (Updated May 12, 2017 at 7:59 pm)

Van brings down utility pole in Smith’s

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