Canmore RCMP advised the public to avoid an accident area after a minor incident resulted in power being knocked out to a large portion of the community on Saturday.

Officials say a minor incident near the McDonald's restaurant on Mountain Avenue ended up knocking down a number of power lines.

The downed lines resulted in a power outage for areas of the Wapiti Campground and most of the north side of the community.

The power outage also disabled a number of traffic lights.