(BC Hydro)

BC Hydro reports that around 3,670 customers lost power at one point or another on Friday morning.

The majority of these outages took place in Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and past Sooke near Shirley.

In some areas, power outages continued as of around 10:30 a.m. November 13.

BC Hydro says they are investigating the cause of the outages as of the time of publication, although it is known that at least one outage, in Highlands, was caused by a downed wire.

These gaps in service could be attributed to felled wires and trees after a wind storm hit southern Vancouver Island this morning.

Environment Canada said wind gusts up to 90 km/h battered the region on Friday morning.

A wind advisory remains in place for Greater Victoria throughout the day, and is expected to end in the evening.