News Release

BC Hydro at work: making repairs after wash out near Cache Creek

BC Hydro crews worked quickly and safely on Wednesday afternoon to stabilize a distribution line along Back Valley Road near Cache Creek after the road was damaged by flooding.

Water from the overflowing creek surrounded two power poles carrying the line, causing the ground around the poles to become unstable. Crews relocated one pole and placed riprap – rock used to absorb the flow of running water – around the second pole.

There was a brief outage affecting four customers. Power was restored within two hours.

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