All of Fernie experienced an unplanned power outage for about two and a half hours on Friday morning, from around 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
“The location of the outage was inside the Fernie substation. An electrician was dispatched immediately and initiated switching procedures to safely restore the power,” said BC Hydro representative, Diane Tammen. “The equipment was checked and the cause of the outage is unknown. Further investigation is being carried out, however it is possible that the cause was due to a squirrel or rodent interfering with the equipment.”