Large power outage hits Coldstream

Sixty homes bordering Highway 6 near the damaged line are still without power, but the other 1,300 customers initially affected are now back online.
Image Credit: B.C. Hydro

At 12:37 p.m. Thursday, the lights in 1,900 Coldstream homes blinked out.

The local community relations manager for B.C. Hydro says the outage was caused by a truck that snagged a power line on Highway 6 near Coldstream Ranch.

"It's a significant outage over a widespread area," Dag Sharman says.

Throughout the afternoon, B.C. Hydro crews have been sectionalizing the line to return power to as many people as possible. As of 2:30 p.m., 60 households in close proximity to the damaged line were still without power.

Sharman says the remainder should have their power back on by 5 p.m.

There have been no reports of injury in connection with the incident.

You can find B.C. Hydro updates on the power outage here.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call (250)309-5230.


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