(Rebecca Wilde)

A delivery truck collided with a power pole in Langford late Friday morning, knocking out BC Hydro services to thousands of customers.

The collision occurred near the intersection of Glen Lake Road and Sooke Road, according to eyewitnesses who took photos of the crashed vehicle.

Photos from the scene show a single white cube van style delivery truck collided with a power pole near the intersection, reducing it to splinters.

According to BC Hydro the incident occurred at approximately 10:46 a.m., and service was still off at 12:45 p.m. hours later with a crew estimated to arrive around 1:30 p.m.

2,959 customers were affected by the outage. No injuries were reported in the incident.

A spokesperson for Westshore RCMP said no other vehicles were involved. The driver of the truck was trapped in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes due to the downed lines.

Once power was disconnected, the driver was freed.

 

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