Power outage affecting different parts of the north. (BC Hydro image)

Wind causes power outage across Vanderhoof and the north

Story updated on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2019

Saying it was windy last week would be an understatement.

There were power outages across the district on Oct. 22 and Oct. 25 as per BC Hydro’s website.

Due to strong winds, residents started losing power on Oct. 22 as early as 5 am. People living on 2200 block Francois Lake Road, Francois Lake Road Eas and 55500 block Jardine Road were affected first.

Around 6:41 am, few residents on Nithi Road and Nithi Pit Road lost power, but that cause is under investigation.

Residents living South of Stump Road did not have any power since 8 am and crews arrived shortly after 12:50 pm. No cause was known for this outage.

Homes west of Stella Road, 9800 block Finmoore Road, 1500 block east of Highway 16, 3600 block Finmoore Road have lost power between 7 am and 10 am due to the windstorm, as per BC Hydro’s Outage List.

There are trees down on wires that have caused the power outage for residents living west of Mooney Pit Road, south of Highway 16 and west of Lakes Road.

For those living east of Robbie PL and west of Somerset Drive, power was restored at 12:19 pm.

Meanwhile on Oct. 25, there were power outages in several homes in Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Prince George, Quesnel, Burns Lake and more due to the windstorm where residents lost power at 5 am and it was only restored on Oct. 27 around 9 am.

For a full list of outages in the area please visit bchydro/power-outages.

To report power failure call 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile or report it online.

READ MORE: Power restored to 120,000 customers after northern B.C. transmission failure

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express


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