A hydro pole is down on Cloverdale Avenue after a truck inadvertently pulled it down. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

A hydro pole is down on Cloverdale Avenue after a truck inadvertently pulled it down. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Hydro pole down after truck catches on wires

Traffic is closed off on Cloverdale Avenue between Quadra Street and Savannah Avenue

A hydro pole is down in the middle of the road on Cloverdale Avenue between Quadra Street and Savannah Avenue, blocking roads in both directions.

The pole came down shortly after 9 a.m. Friday after a truck pulling a piece of machinery snagged on the overhanging wires and pulled the pole down. The pole was dragged for 20 metres before the driver realized what had happened.

No one was injured, but firefighters on scene reported that the wires were live when they arrived, prompting them to close the area.

BC Hydro and the Saanich Fire Department are on scene.

BC Hydro has confirmed a high clearance truck hit power lines and took down the pole. Crews are on site with a contracting crew arriving shortly to repair the pole. Repairs are expected to be complete in three to four hours.

Residents report power is still out in the area but the road is open.

With files from Kendra Crighton

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