Photo: This map shows just a few of the power outages in the North Peace – BC Hydro
**Update #3 – For more on how BC Hydro is progressing, click here
**Update #2 – Power has now been restored to the Baldonnel and eastern parts of Fort St. John. There are still over 4,000 customers in the Peace Region without power. In total there are over 100 separate power outages. The Rose Prairie area outage should be restored by 5pm and the Cecil Lake area outage should be restored by 8pm.
Update – Shortly after 1:30pm on Saturday power was knocked out to a large part of Fort St. John. Power should be restored in that area by 3pm. This needed to be done in order to repair equipment affected by the snow storm. That outage is affecting the eastern half of Fort St. John from South of 102ND AVE, West of 90TH AVE, North of 79 AVE, East of BEAVER RD
By Energeticcity.ca Staff
BC Hydro crews are working to fix the over 60 power outages in the BC Peace Region.
As of 1pm (PST), over 5,700 customers are without power in the BC Peace Region. In the latest update from BC Hydro, they are calling for the outages in the Fort St. John area to be restored by 8pm and the outages in the Dawson Creek area to be restored by 11pm.
Area Manager Dan Von Holland says Hydro crew will have more accurate times after a meeting this afternoon. Crews have also been called in from surrounding areas to help restore power after a snowstorm hit the region on Friday night and Saturday morning. Some residents have been without power since 6pm Friday.
Von Holland says some rural residents may not get power until Sunday or Monday as the wet snow has damaged a lot of power lines and trees. The largest outages in the Fort St. John area is affecting residents near Baldonel. Over 1,200 customers are without power in that area after the outage started at 5am Saturday. Two other outages are affecting over 400 customers each and in the areas of Cecil Lake and Rose Prairie.
The South Peace has been harder hit by the snow storm. The largest outage is affecting over 600 customers near Arras.
To get information on specific outages in your area, click here
Energeticcity.ca and Moose FM will have further updates throughout the night. Hydro will be providing another update sometime after 5pm.