Lines supplying internet and phone service to residents in the Horsefly area were ripped down Monday evening (Sept. 19) after a dump truck travelling on Horsefly Road struck the wires.
According to residents in the area, the incident occurred in the community near the local gas station. The force of the moving vehicle hitting the wires while its box was up caused the truck to tip onto its side.
“On Monday night, a motor vehicle accident damaged TELUS lines which caused intermittent Internet and home phone services for customers in Horsefly and Winkley Creek,” confirmed a TELUS spokesperson. “We worked in partnership with BC Hydro where their crews first repaired the power lines so that it was a safe environment for our crews to go in and replace the damaged fibre cables.”
Service was fully restored early Tuesday morning.
Members of the Horsefly Volunteer Fire Department were on scene to assist.