Rolling Blackouts on Van. Island

Island rolls with blackouts

"For close to seven hours, B.C. Hydro switched power from one part of the Island to another, initiating rotating blackouts with electricity produced on Vancouver Island. The blackout was caused by layers of ice building on the lines located on Texada Island -- part of the link in a cable system that begins in Powell River and supplies electricity to the Island."
Written on December 17, 2001