Dozens of Hydro Poles Marked for Replacement in P.G.
Pole replacement image courtesy BC Hydro
Prince George, B.C.- BC Hydro is prepping for the annual task of replacing hydro poles in Prince George.
In all, 157 aging poles in P.G. will be changed for new ones.
In order to ensure the safety of workers, there are expected to be power outages in the areas where replacement work is being undertaken. B.C. Hydro says it will be notifying customers of the planed outages ahead of time.
The poles being replaced are, on average, between 40 and 50 years old. Adverse weather, insects and wildlife all have an impact on the deterioration of the poles.
The Prince George replacements are among 10 thousand poles throughout the province which will be replaced this year.