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Prince Rupert gets a scheduled power shutdown tonight

Prince Rupert residents should be prepared for about 15 minutes without power tonight.

Mayor Lee Brain sent a message over social media saying there will be an emergency power outage tonight at 8pm until 8:15pm.

BC Hydro says they’re replacing an old voltage transformer that has failed, and they’ll need to shut down power to replace it.

The utility tells residents that the scheduled outage is an approximate timing.

Areas in yellow affected by scheduled power outage.

Areas in yellow affected by scheduled power outage.

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