Power is out for 762 BC Hydro customers from Lake Kathlyn to near Witset. (Google Maps image)

Power is out for 762 BC Hydro customers from Lake Kathlyn to near Witset. (Google Maps image)

UPDATE: Power restored to Lake Kathlyn area

BC Hydro says 762 customers affected, cause was a traffic accident

Power has been restored for 762 customers, including the Smithers Regional Airport, on a stretch of Hwy 16 to near Witset.

BC Hydro reported the cause of the outage was a traffic accident and that a crew was on-site within minutes of the reported outage at 12:08.

Airport manager Rob Blackburn said backup generators immediately kicked in and the airport would have been able to operate for 50 hours on backup power.

Hydro had estimated 2 p.m. for restoration of power, but had it up again by approximately 1:30.

Smithers RCMP are investigating.

More to come.



deb.meissner@interior-news.com

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