Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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Accident closes Cultus Lake Road

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Cultus Lake Rd. was re-opened to single lane traffic by 10 A.M.


hilliwack's first accident happened just before 2 A.M. Tuesday morning in the 5000 block of Cultus Lake Rd. when two vehicles struck a power pole.


The impact knocked three transformers down, taking out power to 5 homes and closing the road for several hours.

It's not known if there were any injuries, or what the exact cause of the calamity was, but road conditions were icy as temperatures dipped to below freezing.

Traffic was re-routed onto Sleepy Hollow Rd. through the reserve while crews cleaned up the spilled oil and replaced the transformers. The main road was back open to single lane traffic by 10 A.M.


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