A motor vehicle incident on McDonald Road on Fairfield Island in Chilliwack April 7, 2020 led to a power outage in the area for more than 1,200 customers. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Vehicle crash leaves 1,200 Chilliwack BC Hydro customers in the dark

Motor vehicle incident involving power pole could leave Fairfield Island residents in dark until 7:30 p.m.

More than 1,200 BC Hydro customers on Fairfield Island were without power after noon on Tuesday after a vehicle crashed into a pole, but by 2:30 p.m. most had power restored.

Chilliwack firefighters and BC Ambulance paramedics were on the scene of the crash on McDonald Road near Brinx Road.

It was unknown immediately if there were any injuries, but the crash led to the power outage. A second vehicle in the area has had to stay on scene with the driver inside while Hydro crews work to deactivate the line.

BC Hydro said 1,209 customers were without power west of Camp River Road, north of Hillcrest Drive, east of Tower Road since 12:11 p.m.

By 2:30 p.m. the number without power was down to 365, with an estimated time for restoring power is 7:30 p.m.

More details will be reported as they become available.

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A motor vehicle incident on McDonald Road on Fairfield Island in Chilliwack April 7, 2020 led to a power outage in the area for more than 1,200 customers. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

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