Firewood cutting in Tweedsmuir Park results in downed power lines

Firewood cutting in Tweedsmuir Park results in downed power lines

On March 4th 2014, the Bella Coola RCMP received a report of a downed tree that was completely blocking Highway 20, just east of the Fisheries Pool recreation site, in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. A group of individuals felled a tree for firewood, and as this first tree fell, it hit another tree, causing this second tree to fall onto the adjacent power lines and block Highway 20.

The knocked down power lines and blocked highway caused traffic to come to a stand still until BC Hydro crews could arrive to make the power lines safe, remove the tree from the highway and allow traffic to pass. The highway was closed for approximately one hour. The downed power lines and tree on the highway caused a significant threat to public safety and may have caused serious injury or worse.  Fortunately, nobody suffered any injuries; the matter is still under investigation.

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