Power restored for 2,823 BC Hydro customers in Quesnel

A tree across hydro wires caused a nearly-one-hour power outage

BC Hydro has restored power to 2,823 customers in Quesnel after a tree came down over Hydro wires, knocking out power for almost an hour. File photo

More than 2,000 Quesnel residents were without power for almost an hour late Saturday afternoon (April 27) after a tree came down across BC Hydro wires.

A power outage was reported April 27 at 4:47 p.m., affecting 2,823 Hydro customers in a large area west of Red Bluff Road and south of Baker Creek Road.

BC Hydro’s website notes the cause as being a tree down across their wires.

Power has been restored in this area, as of 5:35 p.m.

READ MORE: Electricity use spikes by 13% during cold snap: BC Hydro

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