Update at 3:32 p.m.: BC Hydro has confirmed power has been restored.
Residents in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village will be spending their afternoon without power.
BC Hydro says an outage is impacting 5,162 customers.
According to BC Hydro’s website, a substation fault and transmission circuit failure triggered the outage.
BC Hydro’s Dave Mosure says crews are working to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.
It’s estimated the power will be back on around 4:00 p.m.