It was brief, but Wednesday’s power outage spanned a large area of Kamloops, from downtown to Aberdeen and Sahali to Dufferin.
At 1 p.m., a total of 9,000 customers were out of power for 15 minutes and 3,000 were out of power for just over an hour.
Although the exact cause is still being determined, the glitch occurred at the Douglas substation at Douglas Street and 12th Avenue, according to BC Hydro spokesperson Dag Sharman.
“The problem originated with an underground component in Aberdeen, which kicked back to the substation tripping the lines that feed the customers in the areas,” he said.
No one was hurt, he added.