A trailer broke free from a pickup truck on Friday evening

Rogue trailer takes out hydro pole in Langford

Residents of Kelly Dawn Place isolated for a time due to downed power pole

A runaway trailer wreaked havoc for some West Shore residents over the weekend.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, a flat deck trailer containing drywall broke free from a pickup truck travelling on Latoria Road, and struck a power pole near Kelly Dawn Place.

Langford Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Chris Aubrey said crews arrived on scene to find the pole dangling by the wires. BC Hydro crews arrived quite quickly, he added, but were faced with an extensive repair.

“They were on scene within 30 minutes but the actual work itself took some time.”

Aubrey said crews even had to drive to other sites to isolate that area’s power  and safely shut it off so the damage could be repaired.

Just looking at the scene, he said, “you knew it was going to be several hours. It wasn’t going to be a quick fix.”

According to BC Hydro, more than 2,200 customers in Langford, Colwood and Metchosin were affected by the outage. While the majority had their power restored by Saturday morning, a handful were without power until late afternoon.

The power outage wasn’t the only issue area residents had to deal with. “Unfortunately, Kelly Dawn was isolated for some time,” Aubrey said, noting there is no other way for vehicles to access the street.

Fire crews handed traffic control over to a flagging company shortly after 8 p.m.


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