PORT COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) — BC Hydro has now restored power to roughly 8,000 customers in Port Coquitlam.
The outage began around 6 p.m. Sunday and the power came back on shortly after 11 p.m.
.@bchydro is still trying to get the power back on for thousands of customers in @CityofPoCo West of BROWN ST, South-East of LOUGHEED HWY, North of PALISADE CRS, smaller clusters are dotted around the Lower Mainland. Power was supposed to be restored by 10pm but is taking longer. pic.twitter.com/pU6O5t0NhI
— Kareem Gouda (@KareemsGouda) June 28, 2021
The largest outage cluster was west of Brown Street, South East of Lougheed Highway, and North of Palisade Crescent, affecting nearly 6,300 customers.
Another roughly 1,500 customers further south to the Mary Hill Bypass were affected starting at 4:30 p.m Sunday.
A representative from BC Hydro tells NEWS 1130, crews working to get power restored faced delays.
BC Hydro reported record power usage on Saturday but no word yet if the ongoing heat wave is to blame.