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B.C. Hydro continues work on power outage

Still close to 450 customers without power
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Close to 2800 BC Hydro customers were without power, at one point, after a transmission circuit failure Friday night expanded Saturday morning.

2:30 pm update:

Crews with B.C. Hydro are focusing on the remaining homes and businesses still without power along the Alaska Highway in Wonowon and south of the community to Halfway River.

457 customers remain without electricity after a transmission circuit failure.

The Peace River Regional District reports power has been restored to the water stations in Buick Creek and Prespatou.

10:30 am update:

B.C. Hydro continues to work a on power outage near Fort St. John. 

The latest figures show 1,050 customers remain without electricity.

Original story:

B.C. Hydro crews from Fort St. John are working on a transmission circuit failure that has left a large rural area near Fort St. John without power Saturday morning.

On Friday night, almost 1200 customers were affected by the outage.

Since then, it's expanded to include another 1725 homes and includes the communities of Baldonnel, Montney, Rose Prairie, Doig River, Prespatou, Altona, Buick Creek, Cecil Lake and Goodlow.

There's no indication just when power might be restored or what may have caused the outage.

Crews are on scene working through the problem.

The Peace River Regional District, meantime, says its water stations in Buick and Prespatou are also down because of the outage.

Updated details are available on the B.C. Hydro outages website.


Fort St. John May 20, 10:02 p.m. Crew status: Crew on-site North of BEATTON AIRPORT RD
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594 Transmission circuit failure May 21, 6:47 a.m.
Fort St. John May 20, 10:02 p.m. Crew status: Crew on-site North-South-East-West of ALASKA HWY
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456 Transmission circuit failure May 21, 6:48 a.m.
Fort St. John, Taylor May 21, 6:13 a.m. Crew status: Crew on-site North of JOHNSON RD
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1724 Transmission circuit failure May 21, 6:49 a.m.

 May 21, 8:14 a.m.