Second time in a week: truck slams into power pole in Chatham

For the second time in under one week, a truck collided with a power pole on the corner of Cowper Street and Chatham Avenue. 

The incident happened at about 6am on Wednesday, March 7.

Power lines were brought down, cutting power to residents in Chatham, Cundletown and surrounding areas. 

Police attached to Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command and Essential Energy crews have attended to the site. 

A map of the Cowper Street and Chatham Avenue intersection.

A map of the Cowper Street and Chatham Avenue intersection.

Power was restored to some areas at 7.45am.

Houses in the vicinity of the incident remain without power as Essential Energy crews work to repair the power pole.

Traffic is affected in both directions as traffic signals are blacked out. 

Cowper Street remains closed between St Vincent Street and Manning River Drive.

Diversions have been put into place. 

Motorists have been advised to use an alternative route and exercise caution.