(BC Hydro)

Due to last night’s storms, over 2,000 BC Hydro customers on the Southern Island were impacted and almost 8,500 customers have been affected on the Northern Island. 

The snow and wind storms that came to the island on Tuesday knocked out power, closed schools, shut down BC Ferries operations and affected BC Transit bus routes across the island and the Lower Mainland. 

(BC Hydro)

Most of the Vancouver Island outages are small ones but there are a few big areas affected by outages that BC Hydro are prioritizing and currently restoring power to. 

Once these larger outages have been dealt with, BC Hydro will be able to assess the numerous small outages that in some cases, are affecting only approximately five customers. 

Greater Victoria is relatively unaffected, but some regions on Vancouver Island that were hit harder by snow and wind overnight have numerous outages. 

Some regions may have to rely on generators to provide backup power while BC Hydro makes their way through all the outages restoring power throughout the day. 

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