The accident occurred when a car hit a hydro pole, which can be seen in the middle of the photo. The vehicle is in the ditch just to the left. Photo by: Joshua Kline

UPDATE: Woman injured in accident between Castlegar and Nelson

Accident on Highway 3A near Slocan Junction

A woman was taken to hospital after a single-car accident on Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson on Tuesday morning.

Police say the woman was driving a car that struck a hydro pole just east of the junction of 3A and Highway 6.

The accident occurred around 11 a.m. and snarled traffic for several hours.

Police reduced traffic to single-lane alternating for several hours while FortisBC and Telus crews worked to repair the damage.

There’s no word on the woman’s condition.

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An accident on Highway 3 is slowing traffic. (Photo: Richard Nelson)

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