UPDATE: One taken to hospital after single-vehicle collision along Lougheed

Highway reopens to traffic.

One person was taken to hospital and about 1,500 homes were without power, while Lougheed Highway was shut down in both directions after a vehicle collided with a power pole Tuesday around noon.

Traffic began flowing agaib on the route around 2 p.m. Ridge Meadows RCMP announced there was one lane open westbound, and two eastbound.

The collision occurred just east of 216 Street. A metal lamp standard was down and a wooden hydro pole potentially energized.

One person was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Power has been restored to all area homes, according to B.C. Hydro.

• More to follow.


 

cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

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