Update – Major power outage in Tumbler Ridge

Update – BC Hydro now says power will be restored by 12pm

 Residents in Tumbler Ridge woke up to a major power outage Monday morning.

Over 1,700 customers are without power at this time and it looks as though power went off at around 5am.  BC Hydro says that power should be restored by 9:30am.

At this time, Hydro believes the outage has been caused by a substation fault.  The current temperature in the community is minus 40.

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