Witnesses say a truck was driven off the side of the Malahat, over a concrete barrier and into a utility pole. The accident is now cleared but is still impacting hydro in the area. (Courtesy of Haley Parkhill)

Malahat truck crash cleared but over 200 still without power

Hydro poles taken out in Monday afternoon crash

An earlier crash on the Malahat is cleared, but over 200 BC Hydro customers remain without power.

Around 2:30 p.m. a truck was seen driving off of the road and over the guard rail on the northbound side of the highway between Aspen and Wellswood Road. The truck struck a utility poll , causing outages for over 260 homes in the area.

According to Drive BC, crews may return to the scene for hydro repairs.

It remains unclear if there were any injuries.

READ MORE: One man dies in Saanich collision

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