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Power Outage on Foreman Rd.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ 11:13 AM


Firefighter places emergency cones  across Foreman Road – photo 250 News

Prince George, B.C. – About 141 BC Hydro customers  in the area of Foreman  Road, north of Highway 16 east,  are without power  because of a motor vehicle incidentA truck, carrying   large bales of hay,  came in contact with some hydro lines,  and the lines are down.

BC Hydro is on the scene,  and estimates repairs  will be completed by about 4 this afternoon.




Nothing ever changes, how many Drops have I rehung, for Truckers,Farmers not taking the Time to check the Heights of there Load!

Have you checked the height of the lines on Greenwood? I duck when going under some of them but it doesn’t seem to help!

I’ve also snapped off poles when I caught the lines with a 12′ high load.
Hydro said, “I knew they were low but I didn’t think they were that low!”

The truck driver is probably lucky to be alive, assuming he did not stay in the cab once noticing he’d taken the wires down.
I’d say the wires were hanging lower than they should have been, for what ever reason. A load of large round or large square bales is usually fairly consistent, height wise.

I wouldn’t necessarily blame the driver, Outwest. That road is awful and even plow truck drivers have gone over the embankment. This is the same road that the city is borrowing money to fix because its so bad.

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