Pole fire knocks off power to over 5,000

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In the early morning hours officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service attended at the area of Second Line West and Cooper Street for a hydro pole on fire.

PUC crews were also dispatched to the affected areas of Korah Rd east to North St, south on Wilson. Third line East south to Wellington and St Andrew’s Terr, Goulais Ave east to Korah Rd, Second Line West south to Wallace Terr.

In all , 5,984 customers lost power at 4:51 am.

By 6:23 all customers were back with power.

City police closed the roadway with Traffic eastbound on Second Line rerouted on Goulais Ave and westbound traffic  rerouted onto Cooper St.. The streets are fully open again.