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Vandal Chops Down 25,000 Volt Transmission Poles In Surrey With Chainsaw

BC Hydro has its hands full after someone decided to cut down four high-voltage transmission poles in the Green Timbers area of Surrey early Wednesday morning.

At around 1:00 am, 6,000 homes in Whalley were left without power as four poles carrying 25,000 volts each hit the ground one after another.

The random act reasonably comes as a shock to residents, and BC Hydro. The corporation expressed that their extremely concerned with the dangerous act of vandalism, which looks to be carried out with a chainsaw.

“This could have injured or killed a member of the public or our crews as BC Hydro worked to make repairs,”

Crews were able to restore power to a majority of customers within a couple hours and have a team of a dozen working on repairs, which are expected to be completed within the day.

The incident is being investigated by both BC Hydro and the Surrey RCMP.


Image via BC Hydro / Twitter.

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