A cable that shorted under Semiahmoo Resort left Semiahmoo and some surrounding areas without power for about eight hours Tuesday morning.
City of Blaine Public Works Department crews were dispatched around 4 a.m. August 2 to investigate a power outage that impacted Semiahmoo and part of Portal Way, according to a city news release. City crews found that a cable running below Semiahmoo Resort tripped the circuit when it shorted. They separated Semiahmoo Resort from the city’s power grid, restoring city power around noon, said acting public works director Gary McSpadden. Semiahmoo Resort is working on repairs, he said.
Residents reported low water pressure, which McSpadden said was due to controls inside a water pump station tripping when the power went out. A programmer was dispatched to reconfigure it and the issue was resolved later in the afternoon. No sewage problems were reported.
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