Most of Richmond was in the dark this afternoon due to BC Hydro outage

Oct 2 2017, 11:00 pm

Most of Richmond experienced blackout conditions for a short period this afternoon due a transmission circuit failure.

According to BC Hydro, the outages began at 3:39 pm and affected over 25,000 customers within the municipality alone.

The outages occurred from the area east of the No. 3 Road to the city’s easternmost, northernmost, and southernmost limits meeting the Fraser River.

However, the outage was quickly resolved, with customers regaining their power at 3:53 pm – less than 15 minutes after the power went out.

Operations at Vancouver International Airport and on the Canada Line were not impacted by the brief but massive outage.

Power outage in Richmond on October 2, 2017. (BC Hydro)