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BC Hydro crews responding to transmission circuit failure
More than 30,000 customers were affected
A beaver felled the tree that caused a service outage in B.C.’s northwest June 7
Woss-north will be without power on Sunday, May 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ten people died after Saturday’s thunderstorm, power expected to be fully restored within a few days
Emergency repairs are needed on part of the transmission line
Atmospheric river packing several powerful rainstorms heading for southern B.C.
Zeballos, Tahsis, Gold River cut off from rest of Island; spend days without power
Thousands of people, multiple businesses without power across region
The power is estimated to be turned back on by 12:15 a.m. tomorrow
The power outage is scheduled to last from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
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