A map of the projected power failure in Aldergrove on Wednesday, Nov. 20. A map of the projected power failure in Aldergrove on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

UPDATED: Mystery line strike blacks out Aldergrove for an hour

The cause is still under investigation

Power was briefly out for a number of Aldergrove residents on Wednesday morning after something struck a power line during maintenance work.

There were 4,464 customers – homes and businesses – without power in and around the core area of the community for a little less than an hour starting at 9:12 a.m., said Susie Rieder, a spokesperson for BC Hydro.

A power line was at high sensitivity due to maintenance when the outage took place.

“Something hit the line – it could have been a bird or a branch,” said Rieder.

Whatever it was didn’t do much damage, and power was restored by 10:06 a.m.

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