Did you lose power?
A 12-hour disruption to Yukon's telecommunications system on Wednesday was caused by "significant land erosion" and a damaged fibre line, according to Northwestel.
The resulting power outage affected just 21 customers but the fibre optics damage affected Telus customers all along the Highway 16 corridor to Prince George, as well as in Kitimat and Haida Gwaii.
A beaver — yes, that’s right — caused a power outage for nearly 980 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Logan a week ago by knocking a tree down.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.