Power outage in Yaletown after wire failure

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Much of the Yaletown neighbourhood is without power this afternoon due to a downed wire near the intersection of Helmcken and Hamilton streets.

According to B.C. Hydro, the outage began at 3:12 p.m. and is affecting 807 customers within the area south of Hornby Street, east of Howe Street, north of Pacific Boulevard and west of Mainland Street.

A witness reported on social media that he saw sparks fly in the air when the wire fell.

Crews hope to have the electricity restored by 5 p.m. The outage has not affected Canada Line service at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.

 

 

Feature Image: Yaletown False Creek via Shutterstock

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