Weather causes outages

Wind, snow and tree damage from snow loading caused power outages in the Horsefly area this week.

“After the first few outages, the crews decided to take the system down for a planned six-hour outage and they took down over 100 trees that were in a position, that as soon as they restarted they’d be coming back to deal with the trees doing damage to the system,” said BC Hydro’s community relations co-ordinator Dave Mosure Wednesday.

“They dealt with these trees so they aren’t going to be a problem going forward.”

In Northern B.C., BC Hydro is also still recovering from a severe wind storm that hammered the area Tuesday.

B.C. Hydro predicts for many, power will not be restored until Friday evening at the earliest.

Power outages are affecting residents in Burns Lake, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort. St. James, Fort. St. John, Houston, Hudsons Hope, New Hazelton, Smithers, Stikine, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge.


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