A powerline fell across Goulburn Valley Hwy near Congupna after a two-car collision yesterday afternoon.JENNA BISHOP August 30, 2014 4:19am
Powercor workers propped the line up with a pole to allow traffic to continue through.
Traffic was slowed for about 30 minutes while emergency services attended the scene.
Shepparton police Leading Senior Constable Richard Ivory said the collision occurred about 3.50
He said the collision caused one of the vehicles to then hit a power pole.
The impact with the wooden power pole caused the overhead power line to drop close to the road surface.
It took Powercor worker 20 minutes to fix the line and The News understands the electricity supply was not disrupted.
Ldg Sen Const Ivory said paramedics assessed the driver of the sedan, a Nunawading man, 83, at the scene, but was not injured.
The utility driver, a Congupna woman, 61, was not injured either.
Witness Roslyn Russell said she saw the powerline drop almost to the ground after the car hit the power pole.
‘‘Cars could get past the line, but not any school buses or trucks coming along,’’ she said.
A second three-car crash on Numurkah Rd also occurred about the same time on the north-bound side near Shepparton Sports Stadium.
There were no injuries and only minor damage to the cars involved.
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