Power out downtown Vancouver

I’ll be quick since I’m posting from my janky phone’s browser.

Power is out for most of Robson and a large section of downtown. This includes traffic lights, so avoid driving down here for the next while.

My office building was evacuated due a weid noxious black smoke coming from the side of the building. There are reports of smoke from at least one other office building a few blocks up.

The city has apparently said that power will be restored by 3pm.

Update:

Power still out. According to Twitter most downtown workers are part of an exodus back home as the work day is called on account opf rain… err… power oputage.

1 Comment so far

  1. castewar on July 14th, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

    I just spoke to someone in Seattle – they commented that downtown was on fire. Which means, they’ve heard about it in Seattle – what the heck happened down there?

    And the word is the power outage will continue to tomorrow?

    And I can’t find a thing on the news sites – I’m not sure why I expected the Vancouver papers to, you know, be able to comment, but I was running out of options. I’ve learned more from Jeffery’s tweets than I have from the news, thus far. Oh, and props to BuzzBishop, who also has useful tweets. I wonder if I should have turned the radio on?

    Do I have 72 hours worth of water? Are there zombies?



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