Bird takes out power

The power was out in Port Hardy north of Thunderbird Way last Wednesday.

  • Wed Dec 21st, 2016 11:00am
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Birds on a wire.

Power was out in Port Hardy north of Thunderbird Way last Wednesday after a bird made contact with equipment.

The power was off from 10:07 a.m. to 11:39 a.m. impacting 285 people. That was the latest in a string of outages on the North Island.

A car accident caused an outage in the dry land sort in Port Alice on Dec. 2 from 4:55 p.m. until 9:25 a.m. on Dec. 3. Dec. 4 a tree fell across power lines on the Coal Harbour Road leaving 334 people without power from 11:45 a.m. until 1:33 p.m.

On Dec. 5, the power was knocked out again on the Coal Harbour Road leaving the same people without power from 7:08 a.m. until 9:17 a.m.