BC Hydro Outage Planned West End of P.G.
Prince George, B.C. – Residents living in the west end of Prince George are being advised of a planned hydro outage set for Monday.
B.C. Hydro will be working on equipment along highway 16 and in order to carry out that work, will be cutting power to the area from Bunce Road to Telachick Road and all side roads in between.
“This work is connected to the highway widening project that MOTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) is leading” says BC Hydro spokesperson, Bob Gammer. He says the work will see electricity shut off and redirected to the new lines which have been established along the new, wider section of roadway.
The outage is expected to last from 9 a.m. Monday morning to 3 that afternoon weather permitting, says Gammer “We do expect temperatures to rise to much more reasonable levels, but the low for Monday is forecast to be minus 7 and the high of minus 2, that’s per Environment Canada, So at those temperatures, we feel that it is appropriate to have a power outage. ” He says if temperatures are too cold, the outage will be postponed.
It’s estimated more than 1700 customers will be impacted.
While the outage is planned for a full 6 hours, Gammer says it may not last that long “We usually plan for more time than we actually need so that we are on the safe side. It certainly would be the case in the outage we are planning for Monday that if we’re done in 4 and half hours, then we’re going to do that and have the power back on as soon as possible.”