Saturday, January 14, 2017

Power outage lasts two and one half hours as winds blow over Prince Rupert

Friday evening activities came to a quick end for some residents in Prince Rupert on Friday evening as the power flickered and then went out shortly after 12:30 in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The outage which affected 2,315 customers (the majority on the east side of the city) started at 12:44 AM with those affected in the dark until 3:12 AM when power began to return, with BC Hydro reporting full service back on line by 3:24 AM.

BC Hydro did not list a cause for the power outage on the information page dedicated towards service interruptions.

The lights went out as strong winds were gusting through the region through the evening.Those windy conditions will continue through the day with gusts at times up to 70 km/h, rainfall of up to 25 mm will accompany the weather system through the day today, with much of the same on the way for next week.

The Ministry of Highways has issued a number of advisories for roads around the Terrace/Kitimat this morning as the Pacific system continues to come ashore on the North Coast.

Terrace and points inland still remainder under a Winter Weather Warning which was issued by Environment Canada on Friday, that warning was update earlier this morning.

Updates on Road conditions can be found on the Drive BC website

Driving conditions in the NW from Drive BC as of 9 AM today 
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