BC Hydro says it could be Wednesday before power is back at the City Centre Mall and four nearby Kitimat businesses.
Hydro’s Bob Gammer says a transformer failed just before noon Sunday, leaving the entire facility in the dark along with Tim Horton’s Shoppers Drug Mart, A&W, and No Frills.
Gammer says the nearest replacement equipment of its type is in Vancouver and crews are expected to have it in Kitimat by Monday. However, the process of disconnecting and moving the old transformer and installing the new gear could take until sometime Wednesday. He says the transformer is in a confined vault located inside of the mall building, making it a difficult process.
BC Hydro apologizes for the inconvenience that the outage is causing for residents and affected businesses in Kitimat.