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The power seems to be back on across most of Fort St. John, after a thunderstorm in the region last night.

The high winds and lightning resulted in a couple of outages, mostly starting at just before midnight. The largest area affected was in the city’s northeastern sector, where around 1,900 customers were without power for about an hour, because of wind-related damage.

Other scattered outages across the city, and in Taylor, resulted in small numbers of homes losing service, though in almost all cases, the power was back on within an hour or two.

As of right now, BC Hydro is only reporting one outage in the city.   At 2:30 this morning, service was disrupted to 40 customers northwest of town – between the 289 and 283 roads, north of the Alaska highway.  Power is expected to be back on at around 10am.

Environment Canada is reporting the risk of thunderstorms has subsided, and sustained winds shouldn’t be any higher than 30 kilometres per hour over the next couple of days.

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