Power restored after tree takes out wires in South Surrey/White Rock

Outage affecting nearly 3,000 hit just before 11 a.m.

Approximately 3,000 BC Hydro customers are affected by a power outage this morning (Feb. 22, 2022). (bchydro.com screenshot)

Approximately 3,000 BC Hydro customers are affected by a power outage this morning (Feb. 22, 2022). (bchydro.com screenshot)

A tree down across wires is being blamed for this morning’s (Feb. 22) power outage in South Surrey/White Rock.

Nearly 3,000 customers on the Semiahmoo Peninsula were left without power, following an outage that hit just before 11 a.m. The tree came down in the 1900-block of 160 Street, according to a BC Hydro spokesperson.

The area affected was bordered by 28 Avenue to the north, 152 Street to the west, Russell Avenue to the south and 168 Street to the east.

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Power was restored at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Other areas in South Surrey also unexpectedly without power Tuesday included small pockets in the 15300-block of 26 Avenue and near 192 Street south of 3A Avenue. According to BC Hydro’s online outage list, those have also been restored.



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