Trump Tower accident knocks out power in Coal Harbour

Dec 19 2017, 10:37 pm

An incident at the Trump Tower Vancouver construction site has knocked out power in Coal Harbour and parts of the West End.

Ryan Creamore witnessed the incident and told Vancity Buzz that the construction crane caused the outage. While the crane was lowering a platform, it made contact with overhead power infrastructure in the alley.

According to B.C. Hydro, the outage was detected at 1:48 p.m. and is affecting over 1,500 customers within the following framed area: north of Comox Street, west of Waterfront Road, east of Barclay Street and south of Stanley Park.

Traffic lights along West Georgia Street from Thurlow into Stanley Park are also out. Commuters using the bridge are advised to plan ahead and expect delays.

B.C. Hydro crews hope to restore power to all affected customers by 4 p.m.

This is the second incident at Trump Tower this month following an incident on March 10 when a large pane of glass fell onto the roadway. An investigation later determined the accident was caused by equipment failure.

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