Power outages across Fort St. James on Nov. 16.(BC Hydro)

No crafts fair in Fort St. James today due to a power outage

Update: Residents in the district lost power on Nov. 16 at 7 am

Power outage in Fort St. James has led to the crafts fair in the district to be cancelled for the day.

Residents started losing power as early as 7 am in the morning and over 2000 people do not have electricity.

Several residential areas including south of Tachie Road, North Road, Germansen Landing Road lost power at around 7:30 am due to a motor vehicle accident.

Crews are on site, and the estimated time for power to be on again as per the BC Hydro website is now 9 pm tonight.

A vendor at the crafts fair, Jessie Rancourt posted on Facebook saying, “power is out in Fort St. James, crafts fair will resume tomorrow! Don’t come out today.”

The 45th annual crafts fair will resume tomorrow and will be open from 9 am until 5 pm at Fort St. James Secondary School.

To report an outage call 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile or report it online.


Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

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