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A transmission circuit failure is being blamed for a massive power outage on Vancouver Island.

As of 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, over 110,000 BC Hydro customers on southern Vancouver Island lost power for at least 10 minutes and over 15,000 lost power up island.

A BC Hydro rep told Victoria Buzz the outage is due to a transmission issue but the cause of the outage is still being investigated.

Crews are focusing on restoring outages as they happen and all customers should have power back within an hour.

More to come.

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