Workers remove a damaged electrical transformer from a utility pole in the 800-block of Broughton Street. An earlier incident damaged the transformer and caused a brief power outage in the downtown area. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Workers remove a damaged electrical transformer from a utility pole in the 800-block of Broughton Street. An earlier incident damaged the transformer and caused a brief power outage in the downtown area. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Power outage in downtown Victoria

Power outage affects 800-block of Broughton Street with BC Hydro blaming birds

A power outage is affecting downtown Victoria.

According to BC Hydro’s power outage map, the outage affects the 800-block of Broughton Street with less than five customers affected. According to the posted information, birds contacted wires.

Crews are also responding to a power outage in the Fernwood neighbourhood.

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