Massive Vancouver power outage leaves 50,000 customers in the dark

Nov 4 2020, 9:45 am

Update: Shortly after 10 am, BC Hydro announced that crews restored power to customers affected by the outage.


Original Story: A massive power outage is affecting tens of thousands of people across Vancouver.

BC Hydro announced the outage shortly after 9:30 am, saying that 50,000 customers are currently affected.

The outage spans north of King Edward Avenue, south of 6th Avenue, west of Cambie Street, and East of Arbutus Street.

BC Hydro adds that power has been gone since 9:17 am, adding that the cause is likely a “transmission circuit failure.”

There is not yet an estimated time for when power will be restored.

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