One person is dead after a car hit a power pole at 240th Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday.

Fatal crash on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge

A late night motor vehicle accident cut power to the area

UPDATE: One lane is open in both directions at Lougheed Hwy. and 240th St.

One person is dead after a car hit a power pole at 240th Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, closing Lougheed Highway during the early morning commute, according to reports.

The highway, between Kanaka Way and 105th Avenue, later opened to one lane heading east. The identity of the person who died has not been released.

The crash occurred around midnight. A power pole was hit.