Update: Accident on Highway 16 causes power outage in Vanderhoof

397 customers still without electricity as of 4:25 p.m. on Aug 13.

Power outage in Vanderhoof affecting almost 5000 people across the district. (BCHydro photo)

Update at 4:17 p.m.

In an email response to Express questions Bob Gammer, manager, Northern Community relations for BC Hydro said Thursday’s power outage was caused by a motor vehicle crash in the area near the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 27, which ended up causing a transmission circuit failure.

“The incident tripped the transmission line that feeds power to the BC Hydro Vanderhoof Substation,” Gammer said.

Power to all 4,800 customers in the area was out from about 12:01 p.m. to 2:08 p.m., he confirmed adding power has been restored to a majority of customers but there are still 397 customers without electricity in the area nearest to the site of the incident.

He said the current estimate is to have power restored to these customers by 7 p.m. tonight.

Update at 2:30 p.m.

Power has been restored in most places across Vanderhoof, after a transmission circuit failure caused an outage for two hours, affecting close to 5000 BC Hydro customers.

Lights went back on at 2:15 p.m on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Original story

Transmission circuit failure has caused an outage across Vanderhoof with close to 5000 residents without power on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Lights went off at approximately 12 p.m. for residents living south of Victoria Street and North-East-West of Highway 16, north of Highway 16, west of Recreation Avenue, east of Campbell Road, north of Nechako Avenue, south of Louvain Street and west of Airport Road, as per BC Hydro’s website.

To report an outage call 1 800 BCHYDRO or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile or report it online at BCHydro.com.


Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

BCHydropower outages

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

COVID-19 cases grow to 13 at B.C. First Nation near Fort St. James

“This is very serious,” says Nak’azdli Whut’en Chief

Directional traffic change coming to one-way street beside McLeod Elementary

This change will be in effect starting Monday, Oct. 5.

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Cullen confirmed as B.C. NDP candidate for Stikine despite party’s equity policy

Former Tahltan Central Government President Annita McPhee said the process made her feel “abused”

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

2 British Columbians arrested, 3 at large in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Money laundering inquiry delayed over of B.C. election: commissioner

Austin Cullen says the hearings will start again on Oct. 26

Most Read