Emergency power outage Tuesday from Queen Charlotte to Tlell

Emergency power outage Tuesday from Queen Charlotte to Tlell

Crews concerned about the Graham Island side of the submarine power link to Moresby Island.

Power was expected to be shut off from around 1:30 to 2 p.m. today from Queen Charlotte to Skidegate and Tlell for emergency repairs to the submarine link with Moresby Island.

BC Hydro crews were very concerned about the condition of the submarine hydro cables on the Graham Island side of the Graham-Moresby link. They needed a half-hour outage to do an immediate repair and to stabilize the cables with bags of concrete.

Crews found the problem while doing an early review of the cable link, which BC Hydro plans to replace in 2018.