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Updated: Highway 101 clear Monday evening

A vehicle hit a hydro pole and live wires were down across the highway at Rat Portage in Roberts Creek a sergeant with Sunshine Coast RCMP told Coast Reporter.

Update at 6 p.m.

The highway is clear. Enjoy the hockey game!

Update at 5 p.m.

BC Emergency Health Services (BC EHS) said in an email that it received the call at 3:27 p.m. "Two ambulances with primary care paramedics responded to the scene. Paramedics provided emergency medical care to two patients who were transported to hospital in stable condition,” said Paramedic Public Information Officer Brian Twaites in the email. 

Update at 4:44 p.m.

"Single lane alternating traffic at Rat Portage currently," said an RCMP Facebook post. 

Update at 4:37 p.m.

Power has been restored for much of Roberts Creek. But, there are still 832 customers without power, according to the BC Hydro outage map. 

Original story

Highway 101 is closed in both directions in Roberts Creek Monday afternoon because of a vehicle crash. 

A vehicle hit a hydro pole and live wires are down across the highway at Rat Portage in Roberts Creek Sgt. Don Newman with Sunshine Coast RCMP told Coast Reporter at 3:40 p.m.

"The road has to be blocked because of the hydro lines," said Newman. "And hydro is coming as soon as they can, so unfortunately the road is going to be closed until they can deal with the downed lines."

On Facebook, the RCMP said that it was a single-vehicle crash and warned of significant delays as there is no way around the crash area. 

BC Hydro's outage map shows that there's a power outage from Davis Bay to Elphinstone affecting 2,600 customers. 

This story will change as the situation develops.