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Posted: May 15, 2019

$520k project to boost Moyie power service

BC Hydro is working on a project along Highway 3 between Cranbrook and Moyie that will improve reliability for Moyie residents.

The $520,000 project is extending the distribution line that runs south from Cranbrook. At the moment, the line ends in Lumberton.

BC Hydro is continuing that line for four kilometres to join up with the Moyie distribution system near the Moyie River at Swansea Bridge. Once completed, the line will provide switching capability between the Moyie substation and Steeples Substation in Cranbrook.

Construction began in April and power-line technicians will be installing new poles along the highway throughout the summer. Traffic controllers will be in place and we ask drivers to please slow down and follow directions to ensure the safety of the public and workers.

Equipment is also being upgraded and installed as part of this improvement project, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

BC Hydro photo

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