Power surge decision still pending, says BC Hydro

Residents in Brisco and Spillimacheen are still waiting to hear whether BC Hydro will compensate them for electrical damage done to appliances and household wiring during a June 30 power surge.

Residents in Brisco and Spillimacheen are still waiting to hear whether BC Hydro will compensate them for electrical damage done to appliances and household wiring during a June 30 power surge.

BC Hydro is conducting an investigation into the surge, which was caused when a tree hit power lines in the area, and had originally expected to make a decision based on its findings in mid-to-late July.

However, when contacted by The Valley Echo this week, a hydro spokeswoman said the results of the investigation still haven’t come in, though they are expected “soon.”

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