BC Hydro reported multiple outages in Sooke, Metchosin and Colwood Monday afternoon affecting thousands of customers.
With six different outages across the three municipalities at 3:10 p.m., over 4,000 customers were affected.
While the cause of most of the outages was still under investigation as of 3:10 p.m. on Monday, high winds were forecast for the area by Environment Canada, reaching speeds upward of 70 kilometres per hour.
At least one outage was directly caused by a tree falling across wires.
Up to date information on current outages is posted to the BC Hydro website.