NEWS RELEASE: Extended Power Outage
December 21, 2018 12:00 PM
BC Hydro crews are on-site in Ucluelet working to energize the transmission lines by this afternoon. Please note, power to customers near the 1500 block of Bay Street may be delayed until crews clear downed trees and power lines.
BC Hydro is reminding the public to avoid downed trees and power lines as they may still be energized.
The District Municipal Office and Ucluelet Community Centre are closed today. Parks and trails remain closed until further notice.
The District’s water supply is operating normally.
Highway 4 is now open to single lane alternating traffic at Kennedy Hill.
We understand that the power will be out for an extended period in Tofino due to the large volume of downed power lines.
We are aware of the following businesses being open during the power outage:
- Co-op Grocery Store
- Co-op Gas Bar
- Petro Gas Bar
- Black Rock Resort
- Howlers Restaurant
- Solidarity Snacks (10 am – 5 pm)
- Ukee Dogs has coffee service
This is the final notice from the District regarding the power outage unless conditions change.