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BC Hydro used two helicopters and two-eight person crews to complete the structure replacements
No injuries reported, BC Hydro crews called in to ensure safe exits
Olynyk added the damage to the transmission pole was not caused by heat
Despite an increase of pressure on the Western grid, blackouts are not expected like in some U.S. states
The outage will impact all North Island communities
The power is expected to be out on Thursday, July 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Staff “will be creative in where they get the money to pay for this and they’ll let us know.”
Ferry turned back from Sointula because ship-to-shore power cord was too short
A fallen tree on the transmission line cut power to 7,000+ customers
It says crews have been working around the clock since then
Service expected to resume for all by end of Dec. 23, power company says
Helium balloons in Vernon and a hungry bear near Nakusp top BC Hydro’s list
The Port Alice Community Centre opened its doors to the public Wednesday through Friday morning.
Hardest hit areas on the North Island stepped up to keep neighbours warm and fed
BC Hydro runs one transmission line to Northern Vancouver Island so there was no backup line.
Port Alice and Zeballos will not have power restored until Friday due to extensive damage
Crews made progress through the evening as they continued restoration efforts.
If you still don’t have electricity, now’s the time to call it in
BC Hydro dispells myth that it could take a week to restore
Over 43,000 customers powerless in Vancouver Island after autumn storm rages