Traffic on Highway 28 was stopped for more than a half hour Friday afternoon after a truck crashed into a power pole near the McIvor Lake Road intersection. Single-lane traffic was opened at 4:15 p.m. as Hydro crews prepared to replace the fallen power lines.

Crash downs line, halts traffic on Hwy. 28

Pickup truck downs power pole, becomes tangled in power line as BC Hydro crews work to replace wire Friday afternoon

Traffic on Highway 28 was halted in both directions for more than a half hour Friday afternoon after a truck crashed into a power pole and left wires in contact with the ground near the McIvor Lake Road intersection.

BC Ambulance, Campbell River Fire Department, RCMP and BC Hydro crews all descended on the scene, where the crew-cab pickup remained on its side, partly on the road and partly in the ditch with two power lines tangled in its front end.

Single-lane, alternating traffic was resumed at 4:15 p.m., but was expected to continue into the late afternoon and possibly early evening while BC Hydro crews replaced the downed lines.

It was unknown whether any passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, but there were no major injuries.

BC Ambulance attendants could be observed treating one man on the scene, including fitting him with a neck brace. The man was walking and spoke with both BC Ambulance and RCMP personnel before entering the ambulance under his own power.