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October 27, 2017 4:55 pm

Power Outage Impacting Much of P.G.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 8:27 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  Nearly 6,000 BC Hydro customers are without  electricity this morning as B.C.Hydro  experiences a major  outage.

The cause of the  outage is under investigation  and crews  have  been assigned to  make repairs.

“We have three crews patrolling , looking for any  signs of damage,  and we also have crews at the Foothills sub station  looking for  any sort of issues there” says BC Hydro’s Bob Gammer.   At this point  the cause of the outage  is not known.

What is known is that two circuits  at the Foothills substation  are  out,  as is one at the Chief Lake Sub station, which is tied to one of the Foothills circuits.

Traffic  lights have been impacted at  numerous intersections.

The power is  out   in the following areas :

  • North Nechako Road neighbourhood  from west of Highway 97 to  City limits
  • West of Hwy 97  , East of Foothills Blvd, North of 22nd Ave, South of Tabor Blv
  • West of Ospika Blvd,  South of Nechako Road
  • West of Banzer Drive, East of Miworth Road, South  of Chief Lake Road, and north of Cranbrook Hill Drive

In all there are 5,728 B.C. Hydro Customers off the grid this hour.  There is no word on  when  the lines  will be restored “Until we know what the problem is, it is only then that we will have  a good estimate as to when power will be back on” says Gammer.


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