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Over 300 customers without power near Prespatou this morning

A map of the power outage in the Prespatou area on Tuesday morning. Photo by BC Hydro.
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UPDATE as of 7:00 a.m. – School District #60 says that because of the power outage, the Prespatou School will be closed for the entire day on Tuesday. The School District said that currently, all other schools are open and all school buses – except those serving the Prespatou School – are running on schedule.

UPDATE as of 6:00 a.m. – BC Hydro says that 315 customers are now without power in the Prespatou area. According to Hydro’s website, the outage started at around 5:53 a.m. Tuesday. Crews have been assigned to deal with the outage, the cause of which has not been determined.

UPDATE as of 7:45 p.m. – Power has been restored in Fort Nelson.

UPDATE as of 6:10 p.m. – Power has been restored south of Dawson Creek.  Power remains out in Fort Nelson.

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over 2,300 customers are without power in Fort Nelson and another 1,700 between Dawson Creek and the Alberta border.

In Fort Nelson, most of the community is without power. B.C. Hydro says the cause of the outage is under investigation and a crew has been assigned.  The power went out just before 6 p.m.  There is no estimate on when power will be restored.

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This map shows the area affected by the outage in Fort Nelson

South of Dawson Creek approximately 1,746 customers are without power between Dawson Creek and the Alberta border along Highway 2.  The cause is listed as a tree down on power lines. THere is no estimate on when power will be restored, but a crew should be on the scene to start work to restore power.

For more updates on power outages in your area, visit www.bchydro.com/outages

This map shows the area affected by the outage outside of Dawson Creek
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