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October 27, 2017 4:55 pm

Electricity Restored

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 9:12 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The  power has been restored to nearly 6 thousand BC Hydro customers in Prince George  who have been off  the grid  for the  past couple of  hours.

B.C. Hydro  spokesperson Bob Gammer says  crews discovered  a couple of hydro lines  which had wrapped around each other  at Foothills and 15th,  While there is no   explanation  as to why those wires would have  come in contact with each other,  they  did “phase” causing a  fault.

Gammer says while  the majority of customers are back on line,  it is possible there  may be  still be a pocket or two  where  power  remains  off line.   If that it   is the  case,   customers who are still without power should contact BC Hydro to let them know the location.    You can call  1-800-224-9376  or *49376 on your mobile.

The outage  impacted much of Prince George  west of Highway 97 through Miworth,  north of  22nd Avenue  to the North Nechako Road neighbourhood.


must be either more birds or global warming and climate change…. or could it be because Hydro is careless and not doing the proper upkeep and/or selling power to the US?

Wind perhaps.???

    there was no real wind,definitely not enough to do any damage

Both wrong – somebody hit a guy wire. It broke, sprang up, and fouled the conductors causing a trip.

Gammer says while the majority of customers are back on line, it is possible there may be still be a pocket or two where power remains off line. If that it is the case, customers who are still without power should contact BC Hydro to let them know the location. You can call 1-800-224-9376 or *49376 on your mobile.

Won’t the new smart meters be able to let hydro know who still doesn’t have power?

    not until they are actually turned on to report.

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