Digby town dump truck knocks out power to 3,000

Jennifer Hoegg jhoegg@kingscountynews.ca
Published on July 21, 2014

Almost 3,000 Digby area Nova Scotia Power customers are without electricity after a town truck hit powerlines.

A Town of Digby public works dump truck left the town gravel pit on Victoria Street with the dump still up and dragged wires and transformers with it about 3:45 p.m. Monday, July 21.

The driver was unhurt in the accident.

Traffic was blocked on Victoria Street, a main street through and around Digby, while crews repaired the damage

Affected communities included 1,422 in Smiths Cove, Doucetteville, Sissiboo Falls, North Range and surrounding areas; 1,134 in Marshalltown, Brighton, Barton, Port Prim, Mount Pleasant, Broad River, Lighthouse Roadd, Culloden and surrounding areas; 271 in Digby, Water Street, Warwick Street, Queen Street, King Street, First Avenue and surrounding areas, as well as 54 customers in Broad River to Culloden.

Estimated restoration time according to the Nova Scotia Power outage information site is 5:45 p.m.