Crash involving alleged impaired driver causes Halifax power outage

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Halifax Regional Police say a driver crashed his SUV into a utility pole early this morning, knocking out the power to most of the city’s west end.

Police say the accident happened on Young Street at around 3:30 a.m. and that the power pole was sheared off at its base.

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They say the SUV driver – a 25-year-old local man – wasn’t injured, however, he was arrested for impaired driving.

Traffic was reduced to one lane on Young Street while a Nova Scotia Power crew worked to replace the snapped pole and electrical lines.

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The repairs were expected to take several hours.

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The suspect, meanwhile, was scheduled to appear in Halifax Court at a later date.