230 homes without power after lorry hits electricity pole in Cannock

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | News | Published:

More than 200 homes were left without power after a lorry hit an electricity pole in Cannock today.

The scene after the HGV hit the power line. Photo: fleethockey

Firefighters were called as the pole was smoking after it was hit on the junction of Church Lane and Poplar Lane just after 10.10am.

A spokeswoman for Western Power Distribution said about 230 properties were without power when the pole was first hit.

She added: "Our engineers have been on site since this morning carrying out repairs.

"They're still ongoing but we're hoping everything should be completed within the next hour.

"Originally there were about 230 properties affected but they managed to restore them in stages so that number would have changed as they managed to get some people back on."

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said: "Officers received a call from colleagues at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to a report of a road traffic collision involving a HGV and a wood electricity pole on the junction of Church Lane and Poplar Lane at 10.11am this morning.

"No one was injured. A road closure is currently in place.

"Highways England and a utility company are in attendance due to live wires.

"A fire crew from Cannock are currently in attendance due to pole smoking. The pole has been made safe by fire crews."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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