The latest BC Hydro report in the aftermath of an unexpected snow storm that hit BC’s south coast earlier this week shows hundreds of thousands of people were impacted.
Over 240,000 BC Hydro customers were left without power after heavy snowfall hit Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Lower Mainland and the Southern Interior.
99 per cent of those who lost power had their electricity restored by Tuesday night, however some small pockets remain where the impacts of the snowfall have not yet been mitigated.
“There are still nearly 300 individual outages, and crews will need to travel to each of those sites – some of which are remote – to make repairs before the power can be restored,” reads an update from the utility company.
“These repairs can range from simple to complex jobs that require specialized crews and equipment.”
Crews will be working through the night continuing to repair the extensive damage caused by heavy, wet snow. Here's a look at some of the challenging conditions our crews are facing. Please continue to find the latest outage updates here: https://t.co/QVTG3jgoyD #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/iF5PIIACHa
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) December 23, 2020
Around 2,000 BC Hydro customers remained without power for a second night, including some on the Saanich Peninsula and Salt Spring, Mayne, Galiano, Pender and Saturna Islands.
All remaining outages are expected to be restored today, December 23.