Sooke Outage
(BC Hydro/Google Maps)

Over a thousand people were without power after a large truck collided with some power lines in Sooke Thursday morning.

According to eyewitnesses, the truck ripped a BC Hydro pole out of the ground near Gillespie Road.

BC Hydro says 1,141 customers were without power just before 6 a.m. as a result of the accident. Crews were estimated to arrive on scene by 9:45 a.m.

School District 62 tweeted at 7:47 a.m. that their buses were having difficulty passing the scene of the collision to reach East Sooke students.

The District said that RCMP had informed them the road closure could last between two to three hours.