Power outages mount as storm clean-up continues
The clean-up continues after Monday’s storm and BC Hydro crews are still hard at work dealing with multiple power outages.
As of 6:00pm, there were more than 2000 customers out on the Sunshine Coast without power, including many in Sechelt, Roberts Creek and an area just north of Gibsons.
Much of Gabriola Island remains in the dark and there are widespread outages in the Nanaimo area. Ted Olynyk speaks for BC Hydro.
Olynyk says they have crews from other parts of the island and even Vancouver working on the situation. He says it has been a bit like a game of “whack-a-mole”.
Hydro is targeting 10:00pm to get most Sunshine Coast customers back on the grid. The BC Hydro Outages Map shows people without power on Gabriola Island and around Nanaimo will have to wait until 8:00am on Wednesday.