More strong winds wreak havoc on Hydro

Jared Prince made his return on the diamond this week. - Photo by Jesse Beals
Jared Prince made his return on the diamond this week.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

Strong winds knocked down tree branches and caused power outages for 3,000 B.C. Hydro customers in Prince George and the surrounding area, Sunday night.

Utility spokesman David Conway said approximately 1,200 of those customers were in Prince George, the remainder were in Burns Lake, McLeod Lake and other outlying areas.

In Prince George, there were outages in North Nechako, Chief Lake Road, Mud River, West Lake, East Perry Road, Hixon and the Shelly area.

“Most customers had power restored yesterday evening,” Conway said Monday. “There was only 10 customers out when I checked this morning – except in McLeod Lake. They should have power restored this afternoon.”

Strong winds and snow caused several small outages across the north in Bella Coola, Smithers, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Culculz Lake earlier this week.

Over 5,000 customers were without power in the lower mainland after windstorms Sunday evening. The majority of customers had power restored by Tuesday morning.

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