BC Hydro crews will replace 216 aging power poles in Langley over the course of the next few months. Residents will be notified by phone or mail

BC Hydro crews will replace 216 aging power poles in Langley over the course of the next few months. Residents will be notified by phone or mail

BC Hydro to replace more than 200 power poles in Langley

Residents will be informed of scheduled outages as 40- 50-year-old wooden poles are retired throughout the community

  • Mar. 21, 2017 4:00 p.m.

BC Hydro crews are in the process of replacing 216 aging power poles in Langley.

The work is part of BC Hydro’s ongoing maintenance program that will see the replacement of more than 10,000 wooden poles take place over the next few months across the province.

After about 40-50 years of work, on average, power poles are ready to retire.

Bad weather, insects and wildlife all contribute to the deterioration of the poles over time.

BC Hydro maintains and operates 900,000 wooden poles that hold more than 58,000 kilometres of overhead distribution lines and 278,000 overhead transformers.

To ensure the safety of their crews and the public, BC Hydro may need to disconnect power when replacing power poles.

Crews will notify customers in-person, by mail or phone about these scheduled outages for maintenance.

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