More than 1,300 Haida Gwaii residents lost power on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 due to BC Hydro outages. (BC Hydro outage map)

More than 1,300 Haida Gwaii residents lost power on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 due to BC Hydro outages. (BC Hydro outage map)

Power restored for more than 1,300 BC Hydro customers impacted by outage

Outages left hundreds of BC Hydro customers on Haida Gwaii without power on Aug. 9

More than 1,300 Haida Gwaii residents were without power on Sunday (Aug. 9).

According to the BC Hydro outage map, 9 customers in the 300-400 blocks of 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue in Queen Charlotte lost power earlier in the afternoon as part of a planned outage around 2:30 p.m., so that workers could replace a hydro pole.

About 30 minutes later, however, more than 1,300 customers southwest of Highway 16, east of Oceanview Drive and north of Alliford Bay Road lost power due to a downed tree on hydro lines.

A spokesperson for BC Hydro told the Observer the crew that was working on the hydro pole replacement left the smaller outage to restore power for customers impacted by the larger outage by around 4:30 p.m.

The crew then returned to the planned outage on 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue, and restored power around 6 p.m.

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