Power outages in Glenmore
UPDATE DEC 19, 10:30 AM
A planned power outage will affect approximately 50 customers in lower Glenmore. Homes on Kane Rd, Rojen Rd and Glenmore Rd will be without power from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. today as Fortis BC workers repair damaged power lines.
"We found evidence birds had come into contact with the power lines," says Fortis BC Spokesperson David Wylie.
The damages affected over 100 homes on two consecutive days, as residents were without power for approximately two hours on each day.
Wylie says the repairs will prevent further interruptions to customers, while ensuring the protection of wildlife.
UPDATE DEC 18, 7:15 PM
Power was out for over an hour again this afternoon from 4:10 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. in lower Glenmore.
This is the second afternoon in a row over 100 homes have been without power.
Fortis BC says they are aware of the issue but it is unclear what is causing the outages at this time.
“We are sending more crews out tomorrow to continue to investigate and figure out what is going on there,” says Fortis BC Spokesperson Grace Pickell.
Pickell says when there is a power outage their crews typically go and patrol the line.
“They are looking for is things like a motor vehicle accident, trees on the line, things like that. In this instance they weren’t able to find that so it could be an equipment failure or something else,” explains Pickell. “We are sending more crews out tomorrow to do a thorough investigation on what has been causing the outages.”
Whether there will be any further outages is unclear at this time and will depend on what Fortis BC crews find tomorrow.
“If they find something that is amiss they will be taking the necessary steps to make the repairs and continue to provide safe and reliable electricity for our customers,” adds Pickell.
If you have questions about Fortis BC power outages you can call their 24-hour power outage line at 1-866-436-7847.
For the second evening in a row, lower Glenmore residents have come to dark houses as power outages continue to plague the area.
Fortis BC tells Castanet they are aware of the issue and have teams investigating but they do not know when power will be restored.
Power was out in the same area yesterday for over an hour and has been out for several hours today. Fortis says there have been reports of flickering lights in the area over the past 24 hours as well.
They have not given any reasons for the outages as of yet.
We will provide more details as they become available.
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