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Power line falls across Fraser

A BC Hydro line fell off a transmission tower across a road, the Fraser River, railway tracks and a Queensborough Landing parking lot Sunday. - Shane MacKichan
A BC Hydro line fell off a transmission tower across a road, the Fraser River, railway tracks and a Queensborough Landing parking lot Sunday.
— image credit: Shane MacKichan

BC Hydro engineers were trying to determine on Monday what caused a static power line to detach from a tower in Queensborough on Sunday.

The line came down about 10 a.m. falling across a road, the Fraser River and the rail yards on the mainland side of the waterway. It also clipped some cars in a Queensborough Landing parking lot.

The line hit some distribution lines cutting off power to about 85 customers, said Hydro spokeswoman Simi Heer. She added it was a non-current line that protects transmission lines from lightning strikes.

"We don't know why it came down," said Heer.

The line was cleared off by about by about 1:15 p.m., and power restored by 2:30, said Heer.

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