Crash knocks out power all over Ballarat

Powercor workers fix up power lines after a car crashed into a pole on La Trobe St in Redan. PHOTO: Alex Hamer

Powercor workers fix up power lines after a car crashed into a pole on La Trobe St in Redan. PHOTO: Alex Hamer

HUNDREDS of houses are without power in Central Ballarat after a car crashed into a power pole in Redan.

A Powercor spokesman said after the 2pm crash, 3721 properties lost power in Delacombe, Redan and Newington. 

A car travelling west on Latrobe Street hit the pole after colliding with a vehicle turning from Ripon St that failed to give way, according to the Ballarat Highway Patrol. 

No one was injured in what police described as a "minor accident". 

A further 461 properties in Redan and Newington were without electricity until 7pm, with Powercor crews at the site until 5.30pm. 


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