Downed transmission towers cause outages in Aiyansh and Stewart
PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Two transmission towers have been downed due to a falling tree on the Skeena-Aiyansh line serving the communities of Stewart and Aiyansh. The towers are located approximately 14 kilometres north of Terrace, BC.
For safety reasons, the 138 kilovolt transmission line has been de-energized. BC Hydro crews are on site to respond. All measures to ensure safety and environmental due diligence are being followed. There are no safety risks to the public.
Approximately 1600 customers are without power in the communities of Aiyansh, Stewart and other smaller communities in the area.
A permanent restoration plan is being implemented immediately. Additional crews and resources will be arriving later today and tomorrow morning from Terrace, Prince George, and the Lower Mainland.
Two new wooden transmission towers will be erected.
Power is expected to be restored tomorrow afternoon, April 26.
BC Hydro is communicating with affected communities, First Nations and other customers impacted by the outage.
BC Hydro appreciates everyone’s patience as we work to restore power.
Information will be updated as it becomes available at www.bchydro.com/media
For more information, please contact:
BC Hydro, Media Relations