01/18/2012 08:57 EST | Updated 03/19/2012 05:12 EDT

Power outage hits Richmond, Delta

More than 36,000 homes in Richmond and Delta lost power at about 5:15 p.m. PT, the utility reports.

There's no electricity to homes south of Steveston Highway, East of Gilbert Road and West of Highway 99.

BC Hydro said the cause was a fault at a substation in the area.

The utility reports that the lights should be back on by about 7:30 p.m.