What a day it was.
After yesterday’s extreme spring wind storm that saw trees toppling across Vancouver Island, thousands are still without power Thursday morning.
According to BC Hydro, 121,000 customers were without power on Wednesday.
“All available crews will be working through the night to restore power to affected customers,” said BC Hydro in a tweet.
#BCStorm update: Today's storm brought heavy rains and strong winds leaving 121,000 customers without power. All available crews will be working through the night to restore power to affected customers. Updates here: https://t.co/mlmBYmbpBx pic.twitter.com/72xzvcRvUe
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) May 19, 2022
As of 9:36 a.m. today, 13,678 customers were still without power on southern Vancouver Island, while just under 4,000 are without power in the northern area of the island.
BC Hydro said crews worked through the night, making steady progress restoring power to customers.
“Any available crews have been mobilized and will be continuing to work around the clock to continue work to restore power to the remaining customers,” said BC Hydro. . Restoration times will be provided as soon they are available. Thanks for your patience and please continue to check back for the latest updates.
With a max gust of 82km/h, Victoria International Airport saw its windiest May 18th, since records began in 1969.
— Victoria Weather Records🌤 (@YYJ_Weather) May 19, 2022
ROAD CLOSURE: The 1700 block of Cedar Hill X Rd remains closed this morning until crews can remove this large tree that fell late yesterday afternoon. A detour is in place on either side of this closure. #yyjtraffic #Saanich pic.twitter.com/wl1cG3DqYD
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) May 19, 2022
— Rapping Al D (@awdelane) May 19, 2022
Talk about a close call! One of the many trees down in #YYJ today. This happened on Foul Bay between Oak Bay Ave and McNeill Ave, knocking out power and closing the road.
— Tess van Straaten (@tessvanstraaten) May 19, 2022
— Eric Jordan (@ericremyjordan) May 19, 2022
— Paul ex OZ 2298 over Big Pond 48º 27'N/123º19'W (@paul_48n) May 19, 2022
— Rishi Sharma (@Rishi_ss) May 18, 2022
We're receiving calls about trees and branches blown down in this windy weather!
— Town of View Royal (@TownofViewRoyal) May 18, 2022