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'Equipment failure' knocks out power in South Surrey

Traffic westbound on 24 Avenue backs up Tuesday afternoon as hydro crews work from the eastbound lane to restore power to more than 2,000 Semiahmoo Peninsula customers. - Tracy Holmes
Traffic westbound on 24 Avenue backs up Tuesday afternoon as hydro crews work from the eastbound lane to restore power to more than 2,000 Semiahmoo Peninsula customers.
— image credit: Tracy Holmes

An "equipment failure" is to blame for a power failure that threw part of South Surrey into gridlock on Tuesday afternoon.

Crews were in the 15700-block of 24 Avenue from about 3:30 p.m., working to repair what one passerby said was a blown transformer.

As a result, eastbound traffic on 24 Avenue was being blocked and re-routed, causing significant delays.

According to BC Hydro, more than 2,200 homes and businesses were affected, and power was to be restored by 6:30 p.m.

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