Power knocked out in Fort Providence after truck hits power pole

A street view of Fort Providence. (Mariah Caruso/CKLB)

Deh Gáh Got’ı̨ę (Fort Provdience) is experiencing a power outage after a semi-truck ran into a power pole near the community.

Northland Utilities confirmed the outage on social media, saying they had a crew onsite responding to the outage.

The company also said the outage is expected to last three hours, as of about 2:30 p.m.

Cabin Radio has reported the Big River gas station and Snowshoe Inn are unable to provide fuel due to the outage.

CKLB has reached out to RCMP for details on the crash and whether there were any injuries. We will update if more information comes.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com