Traffic Diverting In Paget Due To Utility Pole Fire

October 20, 2016

[Updated] Police have advised this afternoon [Oct 20] that there are traffic diversions currently in place on Middle Road in Paget due to a utility pole fire.

A Police spokesperson said, “Traffic diversions are currently in place on Middle Road in Paget due to a downed utility pole at the junction with Ord Road [Ess Hill].

“No injuries have been reported. However, motorists intending to travel to the east or west end of the Island via Middle Road, Paget are advised to take alternate routes until further notice.”

Update 3.40pm: A Police spokesperson said, “BELCO is on scene dealing with the reported utility pole fire/downed pole. Eastbound traffic is being diverted at the junction of Middle Road and Chapel Road with the exception of buses and large vehicles. Westbound traffic along Middle Road can now proceed as normal.”

Update 4.51pm: The police said, “Westbound motorists traveling out of the City of Hamilton are encouraged to use Middle Road or South Road and avoid Harbour Road, to lessen congestion during the afternoon rush hour as eastbound traffic continues to be diverted from Middle Road on to Harbour Road via Chapel Road.”

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  1. Terry says:

    Looks like the pole snapped with all the stress if you look closely.

    St. George looking for a Policeman on duty………….

  2. Terry says:

    A picture speaks a million words to the fools that ‘dislike’.
    A** Howls the lot.
    Gonna take BELCO six munths to feek it.

    The damage is so extreme that Geoff/Jeff needs to get wire……………………

  3. Y-Gurl says:

    Electrifying

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