View Royal tree down (Town of View Royal / Twitter)

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.

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.


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