Thousands are without power on the Saanich Peninsula Thursday morning.
According to BC Hydro, the outage which occurred at around 10:40 a.m. is the result of a substation fault.
The outage is impacting a large portion of Sidney and North Saanich.
As of this publication, the outage is impacting over 13,000 BC Hydro customers. Crews are on scene and power is expected too gradually return.
A crew has been assigned to multiple outages affecting 13,000 customers in the #SidneyBC and #NorthSaanich areas. They will be sharing updates here when available: https://t.co/UgZNXlFTrT pic.twitter.com/zeefGwSJxW
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) November 10, 2022
A similar incident occurred in Esquimalt and parts of Victoria last week when a substation also failed. During that outage, over 13,000 were without power.
Crews will be working to restore outages affecting 13,000 customers in #Esquimalt, #VictoriaBC and other areas nearby. Updates will be posted on our mobile site: https://t.co/g9X9G93p7H pic.twitter.com/sILqL0GEgo
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) November 4, 2022