I’m away from Vancouver on vacation for one day…

…and the whole place goes to hell in a handbasket!

BC Hydro’s site lists 20 outages in Vancouver right now, all either due to “cable fault” or as “under investigation.” although the CBC tells us:

The fire started when underground power lines caught fire and caused an explosion beneath Richards Street, between West Pender and Dunsmuir streets, around 9 a.m. PT.

The explosion blew a manhole cover into the air and filled the business district with smoke, but fire officials said the smoke was not toxic. The fire was extinguished around noon. (Source: CBC)

Yeah, I’d say if the cables are ON FIRE, that’s probably a “cable fault.”

Needless to say, I’m happy to be here right now:

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to lounge by the pool!

5 Replies to “I’m away from Vancouver on vacation for one day…”

  1. Typical media overblow: didn’t affect me or my power/Internet. Thank the gods: today was hard enough as it was. If there had been power issues or Internet problems, I would have probably started screaming and randomly killing people on the street.

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