UPDATED: BC Hydro transformer explodes leaving over 2,000 customers in False Creek without power

Jun 11 2018, 11:05 pm

UPDATE: Power has been restored.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A power outage in Vancouver is currently affecting 2,100 BC Hydro customers in the South False Creek area near the Cambie Bridge.

The outage occurred at approximately 3:30 pm, leaving a large area near the city centre without power.

BC Hydro customers east of Sitka Square, north of Broadway, south of Drake Street, and west of Alberta street are believed to be affected.

Some traffic lights in this area are also out. However, TransLink says Canada Line service running through the area is not affected by the outage.

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According to individuals on scene, an explosion was heard and fire crews are quickly being ushered to a nearby neighbourhood.

A blown transformer is believed to be the reason behind the outage.

BC Hydro crews have not yet arrived on the scene, they are expected to arrive before 4:30 pm.

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