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Updated: Nearly 400 customers without power along Barkerville Highway

Other outages have been reported in the Bouchie Lake, Baker Creek and Rich Bar areas

UPDATE:

As of 3:51 p.m., the outage affecting 344 customers between Wells and Coldpring House is now predicted to take until 4:30 p.m. to fix, while the outage in the Barlow Creek area is no longer listed on the map.

ORIGINAL:

There are nearly 400 people without power along the Barkerville Highway between Barlow Creek and Wells this afternoon (Jan. 3).

According to the B.C. Hydro outage map, a tree is down on the power lines between Wells and Coldspring House, affecting 344 customers. The current estimate for turning the power back on is 2:45 p.m. this afternoon.

Crews are on site.

The other outage, near the Barlow Creek area, which is listed as west of Birch Hill Road and east of Morosoff Road, is affecting 41 customers. BC Hydro crews are en route to the outage and have yet to determine the cause. According to the outage map, they are not expected to arrive until 2:55 p.m.

There are also a handful of smaller outages currently listed in Baker Creek, Bouchie Lake, and between Rich Bar and Kersley.



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