Local region power outages update

There were several local area reports of power outages yesterday, believed to be the result of a chinook wind which according to Environment Canada officially peaked in this area at 65 kilometers per hour.

Three outages were reported in the Fort St. John area, but BC Hydro’s website this morning lists only one of them as still being a problem.


It estimates 83 customers, who lost power just after one o’clock yesterday afternoon, will likely have service restored at about noon today.

It gives the impact area, as west of the 287 road, and south of the 151 road.

The website also shows, the five customers, who lost service shortly after seven o’clock last night in Fort Nelson, due to downed trees…had their service restored early this morning.

Elsewhere in the region, among the reported outages yesterday, was one impacting about 700 customers in the Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd area.

In Fort St. John, Environment Canada says the warm chinook wind pushed the high temperature to 21.2 degrees, about four degrees above the forecast high…and only 3.8 degrees less than the October 6th record high of 25, set in 1964.