COLLINSVALE traffic was diverted via Molesworth this morning while emergency services attended to a power pole fire near Collinsvale Primary School. Nearly 20 properties including the school are expected to be without power until 6pm.
Collinsvale Rd was closed to all traffic for some time, and motorists seeking to enter or leave the town were diverted via Collins Cap Rd. The road has partially reopened to light vehicles but TasNetworks crews remain on site and drivers are asked to proceed with caution. There may be delays of up to 15 minutes and large vehicles may be turned around.
Due to the loss of power, the school has remained closed for the day. Police said the pole fire was about 200m away from the school, on the Glenorchy side. For updates on the power restoration visit TasNetworks website.