BC Hydro says a brief power flicker felt across the lower mainland was the result of a circuit tripping on one of its high voltage transmission lines.
Mora Scott with the crown corporation says the jolt doesn’t seem to have knocked the power out anywhere.
“But what it did was casue a bump on the system, so some of our customers might have seen their lights flicker.”
It’s not clear what the cause was yet, but reports are coming in from around Metro Vancouver of a brief, sudden power flicker.
Scott says crews don’t know what caused the bump, but are now looking into it.
“It may have been something as simple as an animal contacting the line.”
The flicker was felt here at CKNW headquarters, and there have been reports of a brief SkyTrain pause.
Reports are also pouring in of traffic lights out or flashing red all over the region.
The affected power line runs from Port Moody to Downtown Vancouver, but some reports suggest flickering lights from Prince George to Nanaimo.
B.C. Hydro says its not sure why the impact was felt so far.
Following the flicker, social media came alive with people reporting their experience.