Power outages in B.C. leave more than 120,000 people in the dark

VANCOUVER — B.C. Hydro says it suspects a lightning strike has prompted widespread outages in northern and central British Columbia.

The outages started Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m. with greater than 120,000 folks left in the dead of night.

B.C. Hydro initially stated the outages have been brought on by a transmission failure.

The utility firm says energy is anticipated to be restored to most clients by 12:30 a.m.

Communities together with Vanderhoof, Smithers, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Hudsons Hope, Houston and Burns Lake are with out energy, but it surely was restored to Prince George by 10:15 p.m.

B.C. Hydro says crews are investigating and dealing in affected communities.

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