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SUV knocks down utility pole in SCB; Power out

August 30th, 2019 | Tags: Accident Manuel Reef utility pole SUV Power Outage
The scene of the accident at Manuel Reef, Tortola, on August 30, 2019. Photo: VINO
Residents and businesses are without power in the Manuel Reef area due to utility pole being knocked down by an SUV around 8:00pm on August 30, 2019. Photo: VINO
Residents and businesses are without power in the Manuel Reef area due to utility pole being knocked down by an SUV around 8:00pm on August 30, 2019. Photo: VINO
MANUEL REEF, Tortola, VI- [Post Time: 8:25pm] Power in the Manuel Reef area of Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, has been knocked out due to a lone vehicle accident.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, an SUV (PO 676) slammed into a utility pole belonging to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) just round 8:00pm, August 30, 2019.

The driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, alleged that he suddenly felt his vehicle “lock off” and spun out of control.

Luckily for the driver, he escaped the accident unscathed.

7 Responses to “SUV knocks down utility pole in SCB; Power out”

  • wth (30/08/2019, 20:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You mean the pole survived the hurricane only to be taken out by this guy? SMh..Or maybe he name Dorian?!!
  • hot (30/08/2019, 20:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please, when will power be back?
  • ha (30/08/2019, 21:39) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    So this idiot most likely was speeding, knock down a pole and now we have to be without power for over a hr. I hope he has to at least pay for the damages.
  • Who will pay? (30/08/2019, 21:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope they are ok. Also Is our tax that will pay for the damage? Government or insurance?
  • wet (30/08/2019, 22:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Damm power gone
  • Fan Girl (30/08/2019, 23:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    God Bless the BVIEC!!
  • Anything (30/08/2019, 23:16) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is 11 pm and power still out, but I would like to thank the Electricity Department. They’re still out there in the dark running lines so hopefully it will be restored soon.
    Even if your car just shut off, the kind of velocity it takes to clip off a whole pole....hmph. I hope you are held responsible for your actions.


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