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Bird Blamed for Outage

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Prince George, B.C.- A bird  is being blamed for a power outage that cut power  to most of  Prince George  north of the Nechako River   this morning.“A bird  got into a substation” says BC Hydro’s Bob Gammer.  That bird  made a  fatal connection with some  equipment which shorted out  the substation.  6750 customers  from the Nechako  River, north to  Salmon Valley  and  east to Shelley,   lost power.

The repairs were made quickly,   with  the outage lasting  about an hour and a half says Gammer,  but  customers could experience minor outages as  Hydro  crews  make final repairs. “Some customers may experience  a power outage of  one to five minutes as  workers  do some switching”.



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