Power restored to central Victoria

Hydro substation to blame for morning power failure

Power has been restored to about 11,000 homes and businesses in downtown Victoria this morning (Nov. 28).

B.C. Hydro crews worked to address a problem at a downtown hydro substation that caused the 10-minute power outage, Ted Olynyk, B.C. Hydro’s Vancouver Island community relations manager, said, though he could not provide details on the problem.

Victoria police issued a warning for motorists to use caution when approaching intersections on Bay Street, Cook Street and Pandora Avenue where traffic lights were out, due to the power failure.

emccracken@vicnews.com