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Driver injured, power outage after crash

A driver was transported with minor injuries to the hospital on March 26 after a single motor vehicle accident occurred near the Hydro One substation on County Road 21, in the area commonly known as the Flats between Minden and Haliburton. 

Hydro One station crews were first on the scene to help the driver and direct traffic last Thursday. 

“At Hydro One, everything starts with safety and our station crews immediately put their training into action,” said Alicia Sayers, Hydro One spokesperson, who said the employees preferred to not be named. “Crews reported the incident to emergency services, made the roadway safe by directing traffic and remained on scene until emergency services arrived to assist the driver.”

Both lanes were closed due to the replacement of a hydro pole, that process delayed as a result of storm-related repairs occurring in the Peterborough area. About 700 customers experienced a power outage, from 8:51 a.m. until Hydro One distribution line crews replaced the pole and restored power at 12:23 p.m.

Haliburton Highlands OPP asked drivers to avoid the area, with a detour made available at Caribou Road.

– Staff