A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)

A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Widespread power outage in Hope stretched from Ruby Creek to Manning Park

BC Hydro said the three linked power outages affected more than 5,000 customers

A widespread power outage hit the eastern Fraser Valley, including Hope, Wednesday morning.

Power went out at about 9:35 a.m., out as far as Ruby Creek (along Lougheed Highway) and to Sunshine Valley (Highway 3). More than 5,000 customers were without power.

BC Hydro lists the three linked power outages as a transmission circuit failure. Altogether, more than 5,000 customers were affected.

The power was listed to be restored by noon, but was back on downtown Hope just before 11 a.m. Other areas are still waiting for restoration.

Meanwhile the Hope Fire Department reported they attended a call with a “tree impacting a power line” that may have caused the outages.


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