Truck rollover leaves hydro pole down, road closed
Published Monday, June 19, 2017 2:26PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, June 19, 2017 6:51PM EDT
A single-vehicle crash west of Kitchener left a gravel truck on its side in a ditch, a road closed and more than 20 properties without power.
The crash occurred around noon on Huron Road in Wilmot Township, between Queen Street and Mannheim Road near New Dundee.
According to Waterloo Regional Police, the gravel truck left the roadway at a bend in the road and flipped on its side, taking out a hydro pole in the process.
A live hydro wire was draped across the truck in the aftermath of the crash. The driver was able to get out of the truck under his own power while avoiding the wire. He was not injured.
Huron Road remained closed in the area as of 4 p.m., although the truck had been moved back onto its wheels. Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro was reporting an outage affecting 23 properties, with an estimated restoration time of 7 p.m.
The truck also spilled some of its fuel. An environmental team was brought in to assess the impact of the spill.
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