Power has returned to downtown Victoria after more than 2,600 BC Hydro customers were without power due to a “substation fault” – an error in the technology that transports power out of the station.
BC Hydro’s outage map said the outage started at 5:40 p.m. and impacted customers south of Summit Avenue, North of Belleville Street, West of Quadra Street and East of Harbour Road.
A smaller outage was impacting customers in the 500 block of Fisgard Street.
Businesses on Blanshard posted signs earlier in the day saying they were closed – including the bar Clarke & Co. due to “electrical concerns.”
It is unclear if these closures were related to the outage.