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Vandals cut power to 1,000s

"An extremely dangerous act of vandalism" cut power to more than 4,500 Port Coquitlam residents Thursday morning.

Vandals used a chainsaw to cut down two utility poles, BC Hydro says. A third pole was cut, but remained suspended by wires. An underground line was also cut.

The vandalism happened about 4:30 a.m., along railway tracks in Gates Park.

Some residents were without power for almost four hours.

"This could have seriously injured or killed a member of the public or our crews as they worked to make repairs," BC Hydro said.

RCMP are investigating.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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