Crews Continue Working to Restore Power
By 250 News
Prince George, B.C. – It has now been more than 24 hours without electricity for about 1200 BC Hydro customers in the Prince George region.
The heavy wet snowfall of the past couple of days, caused trees to topple on to lines. BC Hydro spokesperson , Bob Gammer, says crews are seeing repeat problems in some areas “We aren’t talking one tree, we are seeing many, many trees come into contact with the lines. Crews have cleared some areas of trees, only to have to return to the same area later after more trees have come down, so the situation seems to repeat itself.”
Customers in the Upper Fraser area, and Chief Lake-Ness Lake area seem to be the hardest hit, but there are other pockets of outages throughout the Prince George region.
Right now, BC Hydro is estimating power will be restored by around 4 this afternoon, “But that is just an estimate” says Gammer, who adds while they are seeing some “good progress” in making repairs, the estimate could change as conditions may make it more difficult to make those repairs.
There are also outages west of Prince George, through Cluculz Lake, and Fraser Lake, and south through Hixon.
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CEO needs a pay raise?
Heck of a way to start the new year.
another example of lack of thinking or planning for eventualities....
too busy payuing bosses and little attention to infrastructure.
kind of like city of PG
Good work BC Hydro!