Approximately 7,900 BC Hydro customers in and around Prince Rupert are currently without power.
BC Hydro’s website says the outage is due to a transmission circuit failure.
Power went down at approximately 3:30pm this afternoon.
Currently there’s no word on when power will be restored.
Update: BC Hydro says the issue has to be repaired physically, and crews are on their way. In the meantime, the Rupert Gas Turbine is being started to provide power to the Prince Rupert area.