FORT NELSON -- The power in Fort Nelson has been restored for all residents in the city.

According to B.C. Hydro, a transmission circuit failure has led to a power outage for over 3,393 residents. The power was cut at 11:04 a.m Tuesday morning. It was restored at around 1p.m. 

B.C. Hydro says a transmission circuit failure occurs when a major transmission line is unable to deliver electricity. They say it could be caused by a variety of factors from a damaged transmission tower to the weather.

B.C. Hydro says repairs for this type of outage can be prolonged as it may be difficult to access the area to identify the problem. They may also need to bring in specialized equipment. 

Crews were working on planned maintenance on hydro equipment in the area of Airport Drive when the power was cut.