About a dozen customers were still without power Monday afternoon after a garbage truck crashed on Quinpool Road and knocked down three power poles in the morning.

Initially, about 1,200 Halifax customers were in the dark when the 7 a.m. crash happened between Elm and Poplar streets.

Businesses in the area who were in the dark felt the pinch. Cyclesmith's Andrew Feenstra says Mondays are one of the bike retailer's busiest days.

"It's going to be a tough morning, but we'll survive," he said, adding the retailer would lose sales because it wouldn't be able to ring anybody in or assist customers in the dark.

"Hopefully, the linemen have all been trained after last week's storm and they should get it back pretty quick," he said.

Cyclesmith got its power back by early afternoon. 

Seven to 12 customers are still without power

Power to most customers was restored between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., while those seven to 12 customers still without power should have it restored Monday evening, says Nova Scotia Power spokesman David Rhodenhiser.

According to Nova Scotia Power's live outage map, a large area around Quinpool Road, stretching from Flinn Park near the roundabout to Vernon Street and Dalhousie University, was in the dark Monday morning.

Some traffic lights in the area were affected.