Van crash knocks out power, causes traffic chaos in Stoney Creek

News Mar 07, 2014 Stoney Creek News

A rush-hour collision that toppled a utility pole and cut power to local customers backed up traffic in all directions near the intersection of Centennial Parkway and King Street Friday afternoon.

"The problem is you have a very high volume of traffic flowing through that area at this time of day," said east-end Hamilton police Staff Sergeant Mike Weber. "There's been a loss of power, but the traffic lights aren't out — it's the volume of traffic."

Weber said that as far as police knew, there were no injuries in the collision, which crumpled the front of one van and toppled a utility pole — and attached wires — onto a another van.

Passersby were reporting that traffic had backed up in all directions as the collision was being cleaned up.

The Hamilton Spectator

Van crash knocks out power, causes traffic chaos in Stoney Creek

News Mar 07, 2014 Stoney Creek News

A rush-hour collision that toppled a utility pole and cut power to local customers backed up traffic in all directions near the intersection of Centennial Parkway and King Street Friday afternoon.

"The problem is you have a very high volume of traffic flowing through that area at this time of day," said east-end Hamilton police Staff Sergeant Mike Weber. "There's been a loss of power, but the traffic lights aren't out — it's the volume of traffic."

Weber said that as far as police knew, there were no injuries in the collision, which crumpled the front of one van and toppled a utility pole — and attached wires — onto a another van.

Passersby were reporting that traffic had backed up in all directions as the collision was being cleaned up.

The Hamilton Spectator

Van crash knocks out power, causes traffic chaos in Stoney Creek

News Mar 07, 2014 Stoney Creek News

A rush-hour collision that toppled a utility pole and cut power to local customers backed up traffic in all directions near the intersection of Centennial Parkway and King Street Friday afternoon.

"The problem is you have a very high volume of traffic flowing through that area at this time of day," said east-end Hamilton police Staff Sergeant Mike Weber. "There's been a loss of power, but the traffic lights aren't out — it's the volume of traffic."

Weber said that as far as police knew, there were no injuries in the collision, which crumpled the front of one van and toppled a utility pole — and attached wires — onto a another van.

Passersby were reporting that traffic had backed up in all directions as the collision was being cleaned up.

The Hamilton Spectator