BC Hydro workers on what's left of Backvalley Road in Cache Creek

Poles imperilled by washout

BC Hydro nearly lost two power poles on Backvalley Road to a washout.

BC Hydro crews worked quickly and safely on Wednesday afternoon to stabilize a distribution line along Back Valley Road near Cache Creek after the road was damaged by flooding.

Water from the overflowing creek surrounded two power poles carrying the line, causing the ground around the poles to become unstable. Crews relocated one pole and placed riprap – rock used to absorb the flow of running water – around the second pole.

There was a brief outage affecting four customers. Power was restored within two hours.

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