A power line near Edmonton International Airport was knocked down by a construction vehicle Nov. 11 according to Leduc RCMP.

A power line near Edmonton International Airport was knocked down by a construction vehicle Nov. 11 according to Leduc RCMP.

Power line drops near Edmonton airport

Police notice a downed power line near the airport

  • Nov. 12, 2015 8:00 p.m.

On November 11 at approximately 2:00 p.m., while conducting traffic enforcement near Airport Road the Leduc Integrated Traffic Unit (RCMP and Sheriffs) noticed a power line on the road, according to a press release from S/Sgt. Kevin O’Dwyer, Leduc RCMP.

The traffic unit along with members of the Leduc RCMP assisted in diverting traffic from the exit until Fortis was able to attend and move the power line off of the road.  The Airport Road turn off is currently under construction.

The cause of the downed power line was due to one of the construction trucks striking a power pole.  One motorist became tangled in the lines and Fortis had to shut the power off to free his vehicle from the lines.  No one was injured during the incident.

The road was closed for an hour, but was opened back up to traffic once it was safe to do so.

Police are reminding motorists to give yourself extra time when traveling to the airport and ensure you are abiding by all construction signs and officials.