Crews have restored power to some 3,000 Greater Victoria residents after a motor vehicle incident in Saanich (Black Press File).

Crews have restored power to some 3,000 residents in Greater Victoria

Power outage followed a motor vehicle in Saanich near University of Victoria

A map shows power restored in an area near the University of Victoria (UVic) following a motor vehicle incident.

Some 3,000 people near the border of Oak Bay and Saanich lost power following a motor vehicle incident at the intersection of Arbutus Road and Finnerty Road near UVic, according to BC Hydro following a motor vehicle incident at that intersection. BC Hydro first reported the outage around 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

Cst. Ryan Miller of Saanich Police said a commercial truck pulling heavy equipment struck a tree leaning over the roadway. The tree limb subsequently touched suspended powerlines in causing the power outage and safety concerns.

RELATED: Truck strikes tree causing power outage, road closure in Saanich neighbourhood

Crews had restored power to all affected residents within three hours.


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