September 2, 2014 7:31 am
Updated: September 2, 2014 5:32 pm

UPDATED: Power restored after alleged impaired driver knocks over poles


WATCH ABOVE: An SUV carrying six people lost control, knocking down two power poles near Oxford and South. No one was hurt – but the 19-year old driving the car was charged with impaired driving. Marieke Walsh reports.

HALIFAX – Power has been restored after an early morning car accident knocked out power to the south end of Halifax on Tuesday morning.

Police say a 19-year old Halifax man will face impaired driving charges after his SUV was found on the sidewalk at the corner of South Street and Oxford Street.

They say the SUV collided with a power pole at 12:30 a.m., knocking down a total of two electrical poles.

Electricity was knocked-out for most parts of the South end – including parts of Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University.

At it’s worst, Nova Scotia Power says there were over 9 thousand customers without electricity.

Power lines down in South end Halifax

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