More than 4,600 Nova Scotia Power customers were in the dark this morning and a man is facing impaired driving charges after a car crashed into two power poles in south-end Halifax.
Power was restored at 7:45 a.m., according to NSP, however repairs to the damaged poles continues.
At around 12:30 a.m., Halifax Regional Police officers heard what sounded like a crash in the south end. Police investigated and found a vehicle on the sidewalk at the corner of Oxford and South Streets.
The people in the vehicle got out and were still in the area of the crash.
Police say those in the vehicle were checked out by paramedics but they did not require treatment in hospital.
After further investigation police were able to determine the vehicle involved was travelling north on Beaufort Avenue towards Oxford Street when it struck a power pole on the opposite side of the road. Police say the vehicle then continued travelling north on Beaufort striking another power pole at the corner of Oxford and South.
The man driving the car will face impaired driving charges in court at a later date.