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Here’s the Prince George neighbourhoods where BC Hydro is replacing aging power poles

Crews to partially close certain roads to traffic this week
BC Hydro crews. (via BC Hydro)

As part of its ongoing maintenance program, BC Hydro is scheduled to conduct pole replacements in Prince George this week.

This will close roads in certain areas of the city, ranging from the Hart to Vanway and while this expected to have a minimal effect on traffic, crews are asking commuters to avoid the areas as they conduct their work.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Hart - 6200-block, Crown Dr. 

  • Single-lane alternating between Balsum Road and Vellencher Road
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access

Bowl - 4200-block, 22 Ave.

  • Single-lane alternating between Rush Place.
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access

Thursday, Dec. 5

Vanway - 5500-block, Park Dr.

  • Single-lane alternating between Dow Road and Bunce Road
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access 

The goal of the power company’s initiative is to replace aging wooden poles, roughly 40 to 50 years old, as they’ve deteriorated overtime due to weather and 8,000 are being switched out all over B.C. this year alone.

This week in Prince George, residents should make note of the above three areas to avoid and neighbourhoods have been notified in advance of the tasks at-hand.


Kyle  Balzer

About the Author: Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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