Investigation Continues into ‘Significant’ Power Outage
An investigation is ongoing into the cause of a significant power outage through many parts of the West Kootenays early this morning.
More than ten thousand FortisBC customers were left without power until just before 2:30am.
The bulk of those affected were in Castlegar, Robson, Brilliant and Rossland
As of 7:30 am, the power had yet to be restored to 39 customers in Ootischenia, 99 in Warfield and 73 in South Slocan.
Power was restored to Warfield at 7:45am, but an outage affecting just under 1,000 customers in Oasis and Birchbank is now being reported.
Ootischenia’s 39 customers got their power back at 8:12am, There’s still 666 customers without power in East Trail, Oasis and Birchbank.