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


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

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