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Lakeshore Road collision takes out power pole

Part of Lakeshore Road was closed for about an hour Friday morning as crews dealt with a damaged power pole. A van allegedly slid on a patch of ice before it crashed into the pole Friday morning. - Wade Paterson/Capital News
Part of Lakeshore Road was closed for about an hour Friday morning as crews dealt with a damaged power pole. A van allegedly slid on a patch of ice before it crashed into the pole Friday morning.
— image credit: Wade Paterson/Capital News

FortisBC has been called out to Lakeshore Road after a van slid on ice and crashed into a power pole Friday morning.

Duane Hansen said "it's a miracle" no one was injured in the collision.

"I hit a patch of black ice and the van started to veer to the right and slid right into the pole," said Hansen.

"It took the pole out; we winded up beside (a) small shed, but everybody was alright."

Hansen added he has driven that stretch of road before, and he had just equipped his van with new snow tires the week prior.

Kelowna RCMP Const. Poschenrieder said FortisBC crews are on hand to deal with the damaged power pole.

"We'd like to keep the road closed until it's safe for drivers to get through," said Poschenrieder, who noted the delay could be an hour.

"The telephone pole (was) completely sheared."

Poschenrieder noted no charges are being considered at this time.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

Twitter: @PatersonWade

 

 

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