A transmission circuit failure is being blamed for a massive power outage on Vancouver Island.
As of 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, over 110,000 BC Hydro customers on southern Vancouver Island lost power for at least 10 minutes and over 15,000 lost power up island.
A BC Hydro rep told Victoria Buzz the outage is due to a transmission issue but the cause of the outage is still being investigated.
Just after 10 a.m., over 16,000 @bchydro customers were without power on southern Vancouver Island.
It’s unclear why and if it’s been restored to those who lost power.
— Mike Kelly (@mikevicbuzz) August 21, 2021
Crews are focusing on restoring outages as they happen and all customers should have power back within an hour.
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) August 21, 2021
More to come.