Crash into utility pole knocks out power to thousands in Halifax

Nova Scotia·New

A 25-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges and about 8,000 households on the Halifax peninsula are without electricity after a SUV struck a utility pole on Young Street in Halifax.

25-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after SUV broke off utility pole on Young Street

The Nova Scotia Power outage map at 6:30 a.m. showed the SUV crash caused an outage to about 8,000 customers. (outagemap.nspower.ca)

A 25-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges and around 58 hundred households on the Halifax peninsula are without electricity after a SUV smashed into a utility pole.

The crash happened at around 3:30 a.m. on the 6100 block of Young Street. Halifax Regional Police say they arrested the man at the scene. He was not injured in the collision. 

The base of the power pole snapped. Police say Nova Scotia Power crews have to replace the pole and electrical lines. 

The utility said electricity will likely be restored by 8 a.m.

A section of Young Street is now down to one eastbound lane of traffic.

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