Over 2,600 BC Hydro customers are affected by a power outage caused by a ‘substation failure.’

UPDATED: Power returns to downtown Victoria

Over 2,600 BC Hydro customers impacted

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.

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