A light post was hit by a car and knocked over Tuesday morning, blocking traffic at the intersection of Cook Street and Finlayson Street. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Driver crashes into streetlight in Saanich, blocks traffic at Cook and Finlayson

Crews were still working to clear the intersection just after 9 a.m.

A driver struck and knocked over a streetlight at the intersection of Cook Street and Finlayson Street Tuesday morning, blocking traffic in the eastbound lane of Finlayson for approximately two hours.

One car was involved in the incident and no were reported.

READ ALSO: Cloudy, with a chance of showers ahead for Tuesday

Victoria Police responded to the incident at approximately 7 a.m., and stated that the eastbound lane on Finlayson Street has been blocked ever since. The lane has not reopened and police ask that people plan a different route.

The streetlight has been removed and loaded onto a truck. A tow also truck left the scene of the crash with a large brown truck.

READ ALSO: Snow covers Malahat early Tuesday morning

sophie.heizer@saanichnews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow @yrlocaljourno

car crashSaanichTraffic

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Loss of UVic dog park deals a blow to socially anxious pets

Owners of non-socialized dogs seek safe space following closure of Cedar Hill Corner

Residents around Sidney’s Reay Creek Pond welcome federal remediation efforts

It is not clear yet whether Sidney will renovate nearby dam at the same time

Public to weigh in on Colwood Royal Bay development Monday

Application to rezone lands north of Latoria Boulevard submitted to council

Camp fun still offered in Greater Victoria

Easter Seals offers day camp options to replace cancelled overnight camps

Swim advisory issued at Cadboro Bay beach due to high bacteria levels

Island Health advises against water activities, swimming

VIDEO: Langford cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Shellfish industry get funds to clean up at Island sites and beyond

Businesses can apply to cover half of costs to clean up so-called ‘ghost gear’

BREAKING: Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

NHL’s Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

Games are slated to start Aug. 1 with six Canadian teams qualifying for the 24-team resumption of play

Most Read