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Power restored to about 10K customers in Burnaby, East Van

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 at 3:43 pm PST

A map of power outages in Burnaby and East Vancouver on April 8, 2019. (Source: BC Hydro)

About 10,000 customers have been affected by the outage

BCIT has cancelled all daytime classes and exams at its two Burnaby campuses due to the outage

It's unknown how long the outage will last

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – Power has been restored to about 10,000 customers after they were left in the dark Monday afternoon due to a massive outage in parts of Burnaby and East Vancouver.

BC Hydro blamed the outage on a substation problem.

Due to the outages, BCIT cancelled all daytime classes and exams at its Burnaby and CARI campuses. Evening classes were not cancelled.

The outages were in pockets, with most of the area north of Highway 1 and west of Burnaby Lake.

NEWS 1130 will continue to monitor the situation in traffic and weather on the ones.