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Power restored after accident knocks out electricity in Montague

Power has been restored after a motor vehicle accident in eastern P.E.I. that left 370 Maritime Electric customers without electricity.

Injuries believe to be minor

This map from the Maritime Electric site shows the area that was affected by the power outage in Montague on Wednesday morning. (Maritime Electric)

Power has been restored after a motor vehicle accident in eastern P.E.I. that left 370 Maritime Electric customers without electricity.

RCMP said a car went off the road on Route 17 and hit a power pole, leaving a large section of the southern part of Montague without electricity.

At 10 a.m., the local fire department, RCMP and Island EMS were still on the scene, so RCMP were not able to provide a lot of detail.

The driver, a male, was alone in the vehicle at the time. His injuries are believed to be minor, but he was being transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown as a precaution.

A Maritime Electric crew was also on the scene, and had power restored a little before 1 p.m..

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