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More than 1,000 without power in Calgary's northwest after car hits street light

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Hundreds of Calgarians were without power in the city's northwest, an Enmax spokesperson said Thursday. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC - image credit)
Hundreds of Calgarians were without power in the city's northwest, an Enmax spokesperson said Thursday. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC - image credit)

More than 1,100 people were without power in Calgary's northwest Varsity neighborhood after a car struck a street lamp in the area.

An Enmax spokesperson said the outage was caused by a vehicle striking a street light pole at approximately 5:45 p.m. Power in that area was restored around 8:20 p.m.

The street light toppled into the power lines causing the outage.

"At the moment we do have a crew on site to safely restore power as quickly as possible," the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the incident happened near Shaganappi Trail and Varsity Drive N.W.

Those without power and looking for updates can check Enmax's outage map, the spokesperson said.

Calgary police said no one in the vehicle was injured.

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