Power outages affected thousands of BC Hydro customers in the north on Jan. 14 (File photo) (File photo)

Power outages affect thousands of BC Hydro customers in northern B.C.

Transmission failure led to outages in Prince Rupert and Port Edward

  • Jan. 14, 2021 12:00 a.m.

An electricity outage across Prince Rupert and Port Edward, as well as Hazleton and Prince George regions, affected thousands of BC Hydro customers on Jan. 14.

BC Hydro listed on it’s website more than 12 different outages affecting 8,000 customers across northern B.C.

Sixteen additional outages extended to Masset in Haida Gwaii and down the Sunshine Coast cutting off power to a further 2,326 customers.

Transmission circuit failure is the listed cause on the BC Power Outages webpage with the power outage starting at 2:47 pm and electricity being restored in Prince Rupert at 3:15 p.m.

K-J Millar | Journalist

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