Truck Pulls Down Power Lines On Dock Hill

October 22, 2014

[Updated] If you just had your power knocked out again in the Devonshire area it may have something to do with the fact that a truck pulled down lines on Dock Hill at around 7.30am this morning [Oct 22], which appears to have temporarily knocked out power to the area. Personnel from BELCO, Fire and Police are on scene.

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A police spokesperson said, “Motorists are advised to avoid the North Shore Road, Dock Hill Devonshire area until further notice as BELCO personnel work to repair downed electrical wires. An update will be provided as soon as normal traffic flow can resume along that section of road.”

Update 5.00pm: BELCO said they want “customers to know that some crews had to be diverted from planned work today in order to rectify the damage on Dock Hill, after a commercial truck struck one of our poles and brought down lines this morning.

“Some jobs were slowed down by the Dock Hill incident today, but work on those scheduled restoration jobs will resume tomorrow. A complete list of tomorrow’s major work areas will be developed this evening and published for tomorrow morning.

“We are also watching weather conditions, which are expected to deteriorate this evening, and which may have an adverse effect on progress tonight. We cannot have crews working in unsafe weather conditions,” BELCO added.

The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a Thunderstorm Advisory valid for late tonight through Thursday morning.

Update Oct 24, 11.25am: Traffic is now moving normally in the Dock Hill area, with a police spokesperson saying, “Normal traffic flow has since resumed in the Dock Hill, Devonshire area. The motoring public is thanked for their patience and cooperation while downed electrical wires at that location were rectified.”

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  1. Kandice says:

    i knoww residents are VEXXXX!! sheeshhh

  2. Umm.... says:

    I guess I won’t get restored today because of this. I was so close! I could feel the current coming back to my house!

    • clearasmud says:

      The people on crown lane are still without since last friday.

  3. Islander says:

    Yup, an that is not one of the scheduled areas and I would assume all workers are busy so they’ll have to wait in line.

  4. Chris Famous says:

    lights were restored within 30 min

    • Tough Love says:

      I beg your pardon? Did Belco really do that? That’s not fair at all.

    • Tough Love says:

      I beg your pardon? Belco really did that? That’s not fair at all. I thought there was a queue.

    • clearasmud says:

      Power is not yet restored in the area but the new pole is up.

  5. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Truck driver…public enemy #1!!!

    • 21st Century says:

      @truth Truck drivers have been working around the clock since sun up after the storm to get this island back on its feet, you ungrateful …

      • Take A chill Pill says:

        he was just making a joke about the guy driving the truck, gosh your slow

      • Amazed says:

        Truck drivers are doing a fantastic job BUT surely the driver should know if he is able to clear hanging wires/trees etc. He couldn’t fit but tried it anyway and the end result, pole falls and power out AGAIN. Let’s all think sensibly about situations before attempting to pass hanging wires and debris on the streets.

  6. smdh!!! says:

    he shouldnt have even been driving on that road because that truck is to high. and the wires are low. those trucks are not supposed to be going on small roads like that. smdh!!!

  7. Fruity says:

    It came back in about 20mins! Hope all was safe.

  8. Awake says:

    Lights are not back on for most affected by this…idk what you guys are talking about…20 mins

    • Fruity says:

      Maybe the distance matters; unsure.
      Hope yours is back soon.

  9. Anne says:

    I came past there at 7:45 and saw all the police activity and people standing around…I was worried that it was something more sinister-I’m actually relieved that it was an accident, as terrible as that is, because I thought it was something much worse. Thank goodness no one was hurt; that’s the main thing.

  10. Ahhh no they did not come right back on says:

    What about Friswell Hill lights went out at 7 am and by 8:10 they had not returned. Greatly appreciate any updates

  11. RUBES says:

    Belco did an awesome job this morning getting the lights back on in 30 mins…..THANK YOU BELCO :-)

  12. Box says:

    Oh heck! He and I would have had it out! lol!

  13. Micro says:

    Likely case he thought the wire would slip up over the back as many others have been trying since the storm.

    I’m quite concerned by the fact the dumpster was pulled off the truck bed, don’t those things lock on?