Electricity Restored Following Bird Contact with Power Lines
Vernon, August 25, 2023, 3:38 p.m.
Earlier this afternoon, at around 2:11 p.m., more than four thousand residents found themselves in the dark due to an unusual culprit – a bird making contact with BC Hydro’s power lines.
The incident left 4,181 customers without electricity, impacting many of the same residents who recently endured a power outage the day before, caused by a downed power line.
BC Hydro promptly responded to the situation, dispatching crews to the affected areas. Their diligent efforts paid off, and power has now been fully restored as of 3:38 p.m., bringing relief to Vernonites who were left without essential electrical services.
These unexpected power outages serve as a reminder of the delicate balance between nature and our modern infrastructure. BC Hydro remains committed to ensuring the reliable delivery of power to our communities, even in the face of unusual challenges like this avian encounter.
Residents are encouraged to stay informed about any future developments and to reach out to BC Hydro for any further assistance or information.
We appreciate your patience during this brief interruption, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief as the lights flicker back to life in Vernon.