Planned power outage for thousands in Prince Rupert

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More than 3,875 Prince Rupert homes will experience a planned power outage on Nov. 21, BC Hydro is advising city residents.

The power cut is due to repairs being completed at the Oldfield substation and will take place from approximately 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.

“This is a large outage. This is more than half of the customers in the community,” Bob Gammer, BC Hydro northern community relations manager, told The Northern View, on Nov. 12.

Everyone who has a current email or phone number listed on their BC Hydro account will have been notified by a postcard, an email or a recorded phone call, Gammer said.

“You are not affected if you didn’t receive notification,” he said.

The areas roughly between Hays Creek down to the waterfront and from Pillsbury Ave. running east to Hays Cove Circle, around Lax Kxeen Elementary, will be affected, Gammer said.

“That’s not absolutely nicely and neatly defined,” he said. “There are some customers on the east side of Hays Creek that are also affected.”

Norman Galimski, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Rupert Northern View

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