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Chilliwack street closed after vehicle hits hydro pole, rips it in half

Collision happened in early-morning hours; part of Ashwell Road expected to be closed for most of day
A utility pole on Ashwell Road in Chilliwack is seen ripped in half after a vehicle hit it in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 20, 2024. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A portion of Ashwell Road in Chilliwack was closed to traffic following a collision Saturday morning.

The crash happened sometime around 1 a.m. where a pickup truck collided with a hydro pole, ripping it in half on April 20.

By 8:30 a.m., road closure signs were still set up on Ashwell Road, between Lazenby Road and Bernard Avenue, and a detour was in place.

Power was out to 13 BC Hydro customers.

According to a worker on scene, that section of the road was estimated to be closed for most of the day.

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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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