BC Hydro crews are working to restore power to the 575 people left without power due to the storm last night. (Photo submitted by BC Hydro)

Update: Vanderhoof lost power for five hours on Saturday

Over 4,000 BC Hydro customers affected by the power outages in the District

Saturday was tumultous to say the least, with a power outage affecting close to all of Vanderhoof for five hours, spring-time snow and heavy fog at night.

Over 4,000 BC Hydro customers were affected by a power outage across the District. Most residents lost power between 3 pm and 9 pm. Others lost power in the morning at 9 am and some were in the dark until 10:30 pm.

Just after 3 p.m., hydro personnel were deployed to fix a power outage near Highway 16. Neighbourhoods impacted between 3 pm and 9 pm were customers north-east-west of Highway 16, south of Victoria Street, north of Nechako Avenue, west of Recreation Avenue, east of Campbell Road, south of Louvain Street and west of Airport Road.

The cause of the outages as per the BC Hydro website is ‘equipment failure’. Vanderhoof Omineca Express has reached out to BC Hydro for a comment.

Customers across Vanderhoof that saw power outage in the morning were along Telegraph Road and Prairiedale Road. Their power was restored by 12:27 pm.

The second outage of the day, at 11 a.m., affected customers east of Bonny Beef Road, west of Murray Creek Road, south of Highway 27, north of Nechako Avenue, west of Recreation Avenue, east of Campbell Road, south of Louvain Street, north-east-west of Highway 16 and south of Victoria St. Power was restored at 11:04 am and equipment failure was the cause again, as per the BC Hydro website.

After power was restored for most of Vanderhoof, customers south of Highway 16 and east of Blackwater Road lost power at 9 pm until 10:21 pm.

All power has been restored in Vanderhoof. To report a power outage Call 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile.


Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Spring time snow in Vanderhoof on Saturday, April 13. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Just Posted

Fires still burning near Telegraph Creek

BC Wildfire Service assures residents of a proactive plan heading into wildfire season

Northwest entrepreneurs pitch their plans for cash prizes

ThriveNorth announces 12 finalists in this year’s business challenge

Gas prices spike in northern B.C. ahead of the long weekend

Fuel went up 17 cents overnight in Prince Rupert

Cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

Mathew Fee aims at world record for longest distance on BMX bike while sharing his story of recovery

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Most Read