B.C Hydro sub-station (File photo)

Power restored after brief outage

Parts of the city left without electricity for roughly one hour Saturday afternoon, May 11

Large parts of the city were left without power lasting only a short while from about 4:20pm till just after 5pm in the evening on Saturday, May 11.

The City of Prince Rupert’s webpage gave residents concerned over the outage a link to B.C Hydro’s online website for updates on the status of the outage.

Power was restored shortly after 5pm.

The power cut affected other cities on the North Coast as far as Hazelton, Smithers and Fraser Lake which experienced similar outages.

City of Prince Rupert Communications Manager, Veronika Stewart, advised that B.C Hydro reported a transmission circuit failure causing the outage.

Stewart commented stated that the City is happy the power was restored shortly after the outage due to the number of local events taking place on the weekend.

READ MORE: Late night power outage affects 1030 Prince Rupert customers

READ MORE: BC Hydro crews investigate power outage in Prince Rupert


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