A Hydro-Québec pylon collapses following an accident that also causes a major power outage.

Hydro-Quebec pylon collapses

Last night, a bus collided with a pylon at the intersection of Chemin Chambly and Highway 30, in Chambly, on the South Shore of Montreal.

According to images circulating on social media, the pylon fell over its entire length in a field.

According to Hydro-Québec, this is currently causing an outage affecting approximately 87,000 customers. Teams are being mobilized to restore service as quickly as possible. It is not possible at this stage to estimate the restoration time, Hydro-Québec said.

On the side of the Longueuil Agglomeration Police Service

SPAL indicated that around 9:45 p.m., an accident occurred in which one of the vehicles involved was the APAM (Association des Pompiers Auxiliaires de la Montérégie) bus and the vehicle left the road and the bus came into contact with an electrical pylon.

Photo archives Olivier Joyal

Three people were injured as a result of the incident.

Chambly Road is closed in both directions, as well as the exit from the service road of Highway 30.

“An investigation has been opened and the SPAL teams will collect testimonies from the people involved and other users who could help reconstruct the chronology of events.” SPAL


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