A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)

A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)

UPDATED: Excavator takes out power lines leaving more than 150 without power in Esquimalt

BC Hydro crews restored power to residents, intersection around 3 p.m.

An excavator operator knocked down power lines in Esquimalt Friday morning and left more than 150 residents without power.

According to BC Hydro, the incident occurred just before noon on April 9 and caused a power outage between Rockheights Avenue, Fernhill Road, Woodway Road and Lampson Street.

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Ted Olynyk, manager of community relations for BC Hydro, confirmed that the incident was caused by construction crews and emphasized the importance of staying on alert and being aware of your surroundings while operating heavy machinery.

Power was restored around 3 p.m.


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