(Earl Noble /NTV News)

A section of Mundy Pond Road is closed at this hour following a single-vehicle crash.

The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Mundy Pond Road and St. Theresa’s Court. Reports from the scene indicate the female driver of a small SUV struck a utility pole, cracking it off at its base. The driver then fled the scene of the crash, heading towards the homes on St. Theresa’s Court.

Mundy Pond Road is closed until Newfoundland Power can secure the pole and high voltage lines above.