Garbage truck pulls down poles, knocks out power for hundreds in Nova Scotia

By on March 8, 2014

Photo by Coolcaesar / Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Coolcaesar / Wikimedia Commons

NORTH SYDNEY, N.S.—Nova Scotia Power says nearly 700 people are without power in North Sydney after a garbage truck pulled down two utility poles.

Spokeswoman Stacey Pineau says the truck was driving through the intersection of Blowers and Pierce streets around 7 a.m. Saturday when it clipped an electrical wire and pulled down two poles on opposite sides of the road.

She says no one was injured.

Pineau says repairing the damage is complicated and will take some time, as a backhoe needs to dig in the area and a transport truck will deliver two new power poles.

Most customers are expected to have their power restored around 5 p.m.