A portion of Fort Street near Stanley Avenue was closed Wednesday evening due to downed power lines. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Power restored after line knocked down across Fort Street

Power to the roughly five homes was back shortly before midnight, according to BC Hydro

Power to roughly five Victoria homes, knocked out after a fallen tree branch took out a line, was restored shortly before midnight Wednesday.

According to BC Hydro’s outage list, power was restored to the homes, near the Fort Street and Stanley Avenue intersection, at 11:56 p.m. A tree down across BC Hydro wires was listed as the cause.

Ted Olynyk, community relations manager for BC Hydro on Vancouver Island, said Wednesday evening crews received a call about the downed power line at about 5:30 p.m.

The line laid across Fort Street, as well as on a few vehicles on Stanley Avenue, as crews responded. A portion of the branch, which fell on Stanley Avenue, rested on two of the vehicles.

The Victoria Fire Department, who responded to the scene with two fire trucks, blocked off Fort Street, between Pemberton Road and Carberry Gardens.

BC Hydro crews managed to clear the line from Fort Street by about 6:30 p.m., reopening the road to traffic, before they continued repair work on Stanley Avenue.



editor@vicnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Traffic delays: Saturday work added to Highway 1 construction schedule

Work continues on dangerous stretch between Leigh Road and West Shore Parkway

VIDEO: James Bay wolf released into wild of western Vancouver Island

Conservation officers confirm wolf is from Discovery Island

Canadian Tire Fix-A-Heart campaign raises more than $75,000 for Royal Jubilee Hospital

Donations will help purchase infusion pumps for cardiac care units

Supreme Court bans Victoria man from practising law

Jeremy Maddock received a law degree in 2016 but never completed articling

Victoria shops avoid plastic bags, despite bylaw being voided

The city is working on getting the bylaw re-established

VIDEO: Driver guilty in Saanich crash that left 11-year-old with catastrophic brain injuries

North Saanich woman convicted on one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

First-place Canucks beat Blues 3-1 for ninth straight home win

Miller nets pair as Vancouver defeats Cup champs

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

Filming for Resident Alien begins in Ladysmith

Aliens and excitement take over the streets of Ladysmith during new TV series

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

After four sexual assaults in the same B.C. park, RCMP ask women not to walk alone

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

Most Read