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Vehicle slams into utility pole; sections of SCB in darkness

- traffic was backed up over some distance
The vehicle involved in the accident at Manuel Reef, Sea Cows Bay this evening, Tuesday March 31, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
Sections of Sea Cows Bay are now without power while traffic has been backed up for some distance on the public road adjacent Census Gym after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole, taking down about half a mile of utility cables moments ago, March 31, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
Sections of Sea Cows Bay are now without power while traffic has been backed up for some distance on the public road adjacent Census Gym after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole, taking down about half a mile of utility cables moments ago, March 31, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
About half a mile of utility cables have been pulled down as a result of a utility pole being felled by a vehicle in Sea Cows Bay this evening, March 31, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
About half a mile of utility cables have been pulled down as a result of a utility pole being felled by a vehicle in Sea Cows Bay this evening, March 31, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
The cables disrupted in the accident include telephone and power cables.Photo: Team of Reporters
The cables disrupted in the accident include telephone and power cables.Photo: Team of Reporters
The driver of the vehicle in the accident is said to be a Guyanese man. His condition is not known at this time, however, an ambulance is on the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
The driver of the vehicle in the accident is said to be a Guyanese man. His condition is not known at this time, however, an ambulance is on the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Sections of Sea Cows Bay are now without power while traffic was backed up for some distance on the public road adjacent Sensus Health Club in Manuel Reef after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole, taking down about half a mile of utility cables moments ago, March 31, 2015.

According to our roving reporter on the scene, the vehicle didn't seem to have come into contact with any other vehicle but ended up slamming into the utility pole.

The driver is said to be a Guyanese man. The extent of his condition is not clear; however, an ambulance is on the scene.

Officers of the Fire and Rescue Services Department are also on the scene, along with police, conducting investigations.

Traffic was backed up all the way to Prospect Reef in the direction of Road Town and all the way to the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in the direction of West End, however, it is flowing again due to an alternative route through Manatee Marina being utilised.

The vehicle, with number plate PE 416, did not seem to have sustained major damages.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring you further details as they are made available.

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