Power is out in central St. Paul after a vehicle crashed in to a utility pole on 49 St north of 50 Ave around 1:39 p.m. on Jan. 29.
Cst. Keaton Harding with the St. Paul RCMP responded to the accident. He confirmed the driver of the vehicle and the passenger were both uninjured. He said that given the nature of the incident, it is still under investigation. “We can’t complete our investigation until the power pole is removed from the vehicle, but as of right now there is nothing to suggest criminal charges and it was more than likely a true accident,” said Harding.
Harding said they do expect 49 St between 50 Ave and 51 Ave to remain closed for some time while ATCO crews complete the repair work, but they don’t have a firm timeline of when that will be at this point.
According to the ATCO power outages map, the outage is impacting approximately 358 customers and they do not expect to have power restored until approximately 9:30 p.m.
The Town of St. Paul office is one of the locations impacted by the outage. In a social media post, the town said they are unable to answer their phones for the remainder of the day.