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Power has been restored in the community of Fort Nelson after an outage that caused over 3,000 customers to go without power for 5 hours.
BC Hydro reports there were four separate outages that had people from Prophet River to Fort Nelson sitting in the dark.  They all started around 3 p.m. (PST), the two largest outages were caused by an equipment failure.  Hydro says the problem was with a faulty transmission switch at a location somewhere in Alberta.  A smaller outage was caused by fire and the forth was also caused by equipment failure.

Power was restored to all the areas around 8:45 p.m. (PST) 

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