Power pole crash disrupts supply to 200 homes

A ute crashed into the power pole on Frederick Street. Picture: Shaun Hayes
A ute crashed into the power pole on Frederick Street. Picture: Shaun Hayes

POLICE are investigating a crash involving a utility vehicle and power pole in Wanneroo overnight.

A WA Police spokesman said the crash on Frederick Street, near Crisafulli Avenue, was reported about 12.20am on August 16.

He said there was one person in the vehicle at the time, but the extent of his injuries were unknown.

Community News understands Warwick traffic officers are investigating the crash.

A nearby resident said the crash resulted in a power outage for the area for several hours.

A Western Power spokesman said emergency response crews were called to assist following a report of a vehicle hitting a pole.

“Our crews ensured that the area was free of the potential for electric shock so that other emergency services teams could work safely,” he said.

“The accident impacted the power supply to 1880 homes and business in the area but once the vehicle was removed our network operations team were able to backfeed power around the network, restoring power to 1680 customers by around 1.45am.

“The remainder of the customers were restored to network power by 1pm today following repairs to the network.”

The resident said hooning was also an ongoing issue in the area, with vehicles used to tear up lawns around Wanneroo Showground.

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