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Construction vehicle snags power line on Black Road, utility pole smashes (8 photos)

Motorists were advised to avoid area between Second Line East and McNabb Street

6:30 p.m. update:

A large transport towing construction machinery snagged utility wire running across Black Road, leaving behind two smashed utility poles, one of them dangling from power lines on Sunday afternoon.

Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services received a call at 3:50 p.m., said Platoon Chief Stan Martynuck.

It appeared that the construction vehicle was driving north on Black Road when it snagged a guy-wire running across the road and which, through tension, took down two utility poles, said Martynuck.

The driver of the transport, on scene, said he believed the line must have been too low because he had paperwork saying his vehicle is an allowable height.

In the wake of the incident, smashed wood from the utility pole lay in a ditch on the east side of the road and the rest of the utility pole, including a transformer, dangled from power lines on the west side.

The incident also damaged the power lines feeding into a nearby home.

It is believed that home was the only one left without power in the incident, said Martynuck.

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service blocked off traffic between Second Line East and McNabb Street.

Public Utility Commissions attended the scene, isolated the power line, and worked on repairs.

There were no injuries reported.

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are investigating the incident, said Martynuck.

Original story: 4:20 p.m. 

Sault Ste. Marie police, fire and PUC are on scene of a downed power line on Black Road.

Fire services say early information indicates a vehicle clipped the line causing damage to a house and pulling the line down.

PUC is working to cut power to the line so it can safely be removed.

Traffic is currently blocked between Second Line East and McNabb Street.

Motorists are advised to choose a different route and avoid the area.

SooToday will update this story when more information becomes available.