Sunday, November 15, 2009

If you live on the east side put a fresh battery in that alarm clock tonight

BC Hydro is advising Prince Rupert residents of planned a power outage to take place in the early hours of Monday morning.

In a press release detailed in the Northern View and an advertisement in the Daily News, Hydro outlined the specifics of the power outages, which are planned electical system improvement repairs on their equipment in the city and which will take place from 5 am t0 7 am and cover a portion of the eastern side of Prince Rupert.

The area in question on Monday morning consists of the 400 Block East 8th to Hays Cove Circle East and from 7th Avenue From McBride Through Hays Cove Circle to east 6th Avenue.
Monday's outage on the east side will make for good practice in your working in the dark skills, as BC Hydro plans on doing it all again in that same area, for the same time period on the 23rd of November as well.

The power disruptions will also continue across town through the week, Wednesday will see power to the west side of the city turned off for a period of time, with planned outages taking place from 8 - 9 a.m. and 3 -4 pm covering all of Pillsbury Avenue, Cassiar Avenue, Parry Place and Kootenay Place, and from Kootenay Avenue to Smithers Street and Sloan to Smithers Street.

Further interruptions are set for Sunday November 22 when power will be out from 8 - 11 am on Prince Rupert Boulevard from Heron to Gull Crescent and the part of Gull Crescent closest to Prince Rupert Boulevard on Sunday, November 22.

The final planned outage will take place on November 23, with power out in parts of the downtown core area from Midnight to 6am, affected areas will be from 841 3rd Avenue West to 725 3rd Avenue West and all of Fraser Street.

The planned outage for Monday be found listed on the BC Hydro website, updated information and future outages will be posted to that site as well as the week move forward.

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