A section of the waterfront along Beachy Cove Road in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's is closed after a landslide Sunday night.
A worker on the Bell Island ferry heard a loud noise and saw something moving on the shoreline, according to local fire chief Fred Hollett.
A significant chunk of land had caved into the water, leaving a hazardous scene for first responders.
"One of the power poles was left essentially hanging from the wires," Hollett said.
Firefighters later handed the scene over to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and to Newfoundland Power.
On Monday morning, barriers blocked the road from the Bell Island ferry terminal to West Point Road. Hollett said Newfoundland Power expects to be there most of the day, trying to find a way to fix the dangling pole.
"The problem they have is where that specific pole was sitting, there's no ground there now to set a pole in," Hollett said.
People needing to reach the other side have to go around Old Broad Cove Road.
Newfoundland Power is not reporting any outages in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's as a result of the slide.