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Emergency Repair Will Leave Thousands in the Dark

Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 11:20 AM

Prince George, B.C.  – BC Hydro   needs to make an emergency repair,  and it means  power will  be  cut to 9,000 customers  north of the Nechako River.

BC Hydro  spokesperson, Bob Gammer, says power will be cut at 1:30 this afternoon,  and  likely won’t be back on until 4 this afternoon.

“We have a broken cross arm on a transmission pole,  also there was a  motor vehicle collision with a pole  this morning”  says Gammer.  He says the  repairs cannot be made while the lines are  ‘live’  so  the  power will have to be shut down

“This  will affect customers  north of the Nechako River,  so,  those in the Hart, Nuko Lake, and Ness Lake areas.”

Luckily,  this is the first day of spring break   for  schools in the area,  so there won’t be any impact  to students.

Gammer says  it is hoped the repairs can be made  in less that the allotted time,  but  they  can’t be certain.


I’m thinking they finally found the problem with those short outages. Thanks BCH.

I sure wish that we hade more notice about the outage. Not everyone listens to the radio, or lives on computers all day. I had 10? minutes notice.

    They send me my bill via email, you would think they could notice of an upcoming 3.5 hour power especially when the outage occurs during working hours!

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