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UPDATE: Power restored to VG; other areas following accident

- Power was knocked out since last night after a utility pole and power lines were brought down in an accident at Paraquita Bay
Power is expected to be restored to Virgin Gorda and other affected areas by 3:30 P.M. today, August 23, 2013, according to BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) General Manager Leroy A.E. Abraham. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
Scene from the accident. Photo: VINO
The community of Paraquita Bay and surrounding areas were plunged into darkness this evening, August 22, 2013 following a horrible non-fatal smashup involving a blue Nissan jeep (PA 141) that slammed into a now downed utility pole. Photo: VINO
The community of Paraquita Bay and surrounding areas were plunged into darkness this evening, August 22, 2013 following a horrible non-fatal smashup involving a blue Nissan jeep (PA 141) that slammed into a now downed utility pole. Photo: VINO
Apart from the fallen utility pole, the vehicle left in its wake several downed power lines and shards of glass strewn across the roadway. Photo: VINO
Apart from the fallen utility pole, the vehicle left in its wake several downed power lines and shards of glass strewn across the roadway. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Power has now been restored to Virgin Gorda and other affected areas today, August 23, 2013, according to BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) General Manager Leroy A.E. Abraham.

The community of Paraquita Bay and surrounding areas were plunged into darkness last evening, August 22, 2013 following a horrible non-fatal smashup involving a blue Nissan jeep (PA 141) that slammed into the utility pole. It was disclosed that power was interrupted to the entire eastern side of Tortola and the entire island of Virgin Gorda following the accident.

Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online indicate that the driver, the lone occupant at the time of the accident, escaped with minor injuries to his hand while the vehicle was badly damaged.

The General Manager said that an advisory was issued across the radio airwaves earlier today advising of the remedial works being done to restore power to the affected areas following the accident.

However, according to the advisory, which is also on the company’s website, “Work will continue this morning [Aug. 23, 13] to complete the necessary repairs in the area. We would therefore like to advise our valued customers on the entire island of Virgin Gorda, and on Tortola from Kingstown to Beef Island, that there will be no power supply between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. today.”

See previous story posted on August 23, 2013:

Vehicle takes out utility pole at Paraquita Bay

-Driver escapes serious injuries

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The community of Paraquita Bay and surrounding areas were plunged into darkness this evening, August 22, 2013 following a horrible non-fatal smashup involving a blue Nissan jeep (PA 141) that slammed into a now downed utility pole.

Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online indicate that the driver escaped with minor injuries to his hand, however, the vehicle was badly damaged.

It was disclosed that the driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the accident, which occurred near the entrance to the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College’s Centre for Applied Marine Studies sometime after 10:30 P.M. 

Apart from the fallen utility pole, the vehicle left in its wake several downed power lines and shards of glass strewn across the roadway. 

Officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, in addition to officials from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), were at the scene conducting investigations.

The circumstances surrounding the accident remain unclear at this time.

23 Responses to “UPDATE: Power restored to VG; other areas following accident”

  • Oh No (23/08/2013, 00:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow....hats off vino.
    hope they ok tho.

    But why in 2013 when power go tola it have to go off Virgin Gorda.

    #weneedtoupdate
    • oh yes (23/08/2013, 09:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Virgin Gorda gets it power from Tortola and that's the line that provide the power to the Long Look Sub Station which then feeds VG through a sub sea cable. So if that is affected most of Long Look, East End and Virgin Gorda is affected.
  • apple pie (23/08/2013, 06:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    do not drink and drive
  • facts! (23/08/2013, 06:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    vino mehson ayo don't sleep ayo always up to date deman
  • lodger (23/08/2013, 07:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    That stretch of road again! Won't our drivers ever learn?
    • bbc (24/08/2013, 07:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Deeds hot foot drivers have to realiaze that they are not the only ones on the road
  • i was havked (23/08/2013, 08:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    i bet he was SPEEDING..even though the sign there to warn u to slow down and dont overtake.
  • born here (23/08/2013, 09:26) Like (6) Dislike (390) Reply
    i bet its an island man..
  • east end (23/08/2013, 10:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anytime or almost Anytime power go Its has to do with some idiot taking down a pole. I had enough of this from last night. Shruppessss
  • son of the soil (23/08/2013, 10:52) Like (1) Dislike (79) Reply
    Is this another outsider? Recently it was ZBVI now this?
  • Mr. Speaker (23/08/2013, 14:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good to hear from leroy though henry ws the spoke man
  • speed breaks (23/08/2013, 15:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Every driver is responsible for their driving, but it is a road where people take the opportunity to "mash gas". Unless they put speed breaks on that road, (at least 2) we will continue to hold our heads. On Lower Estate road alone, from Pussers office up to Spinks, you can count at least 8 speed bumps. This road in Paraquita Bay has proven to be deadly, but it looks like a special "law" has to be passed to put them down.
    • . (23/08/2013, 20:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      All the talk kedrick had before he got in and up to yet he aint do jack.
  • saying (23/08/2013, 15:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well, I hope they turn on back the currant by soon
  • Doctor (23/08/2013, 17:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Am Happy the driver is alive. However base on the damage he must have been traveling very, very fast on the road... he should be made to pay for the pole and labour cost for the time taken for restoration... That seems to me like reckless driving... Also the speed bump is needed to safe guard the children reporting for college.
  • crazy (23/08/2013, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    bvi so behind with one little poll down power off for hours...strupppssss
  • FIRE (23/08/2013, 17:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of these drivers drive like they are going to out fire
  • think outside the box (23/08/2013, 23:19) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hurry!! Let's try to place all deeds polls underground
  • 1 cent (24/08/2013, 08:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need that when these reckless drivers a liable they pay for the damage to public inforstruture
  • book smart (24/08/2013, 17:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our new leaders were not so bright after all
  • bmoney (24/08/2013, 19:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of you bloggers really crack me up.what's deeds people? It's pole and not poll.who's going to pay to have these power lines placed underground you do realize there's a cost for that to be done.


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