More than 1,800 residents were without power Tuesday, July 12, after a bird hit wires. (BC Hydro outage map)

More than 1,800 residents were without power Tuesday, July 12, after a bird hit wires. (BC Hydro outage map)

Bird on a wire blamed for power outage in downtown Victoria

Power restored to 1,800 in Victoria

A swath of Victoria residents spent an hour of Tuesday afternoon without power, according a BC Hydro online update.

Power went down July 12 shortly after 1 p.m. according to the outage map, with crews on scene within 40 minutes and power restored by 2 p.m.

The outage was attributed to a bird hitting wires.

The outage covered more than 1,800 homes and business affected between Pandora Avenue southwest across downtown Victoria into James Bay.


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