THUNDER BAY – UPDATE – Slippery conditions are causing accidents around Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay Police have reported that an overnight collision has taken out the phone and Internet service for sixty customers on Goods Road.
Police share, “At about midnight this morning, a Ford pick-up truck went off Goods Road at the intersection of Woodcrest Road and struck a Thunder Bay telephone switch box. The box was demolished, and service for 60 customers went out as a result.
Thunder Bay Police report, “The Ford pick-up truck that was involved in the Goods Road crash was recovered late this morning a short distance from the collision scene. It still had a stop sign wrapped around the rear differential.
The truck had been reported stolen just before 8:00 a.m. this morning from an address on Ibbitson St. One male has been arrested, and there are more arrests anticipated.
Charges are pending”.
If you have any concerns, please contact Jo-Ann Ottley, Registered Nurse at 626-7857.
“The switch box has at least $50,000.00 of damage, and service is expected to be out for a while as crews are still working on the replacement”.
This morning there have been a number of accidents around the city. Thunder Bay Police would like to remind all drivers that a police report of this collision must be done “forthwith” to be in compliance with the Highway Traffic Act.
Reports can be done by attending the Collision Reporting Center between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily. The Center is located in the lobby of the police station.
Without the police sticker on the vehicle, body shops and repair shops and your insurance company will all likely have issues with any unreported repairs.