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Partial closure of Manitoba highway after crash sends semi into ditch

WATCH: Crews work to clear the Perimeter Highway at Pipeline Road Monday after a crash between a semi-truck and an SUV that took out traffic lights and a hydro pole.

RCMP asked motorists to avoid the area of Pipeline Road and the Perimeter Highway Monday after a semi collided with a SUV.

The crash, which police said happened just after 1:45 p.m., completely sheared a hydro pole in half and took out a light standard.

A hydro pole dangles from the wires after a semi crashed into it.
A hydro pole dangles from the wires after a semi crashed into it. Randall Paull/Global NEws

Police said the passenger in the SUV was taken to hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

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One lane of the east bound Perimeter, at Pipeline Road, was closed to traffic.

Officials on scene said it could remain closed while the area is cleared and the hydro line repaired.