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A major power outage has left 2,869 BC Hydro customers on Vancouver Island in the cold since 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

The area of Sooke that is West of Billings Rd, East of West Coast Rd, and South of Poirier Rd is affected by the outage.

Crews were assigned to investigate as of 2:10 p.m. and according to an update, it was caused by “equipment failure”.

Further information will be posted on the BC Hydro website as they become available.

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