Operational Update

BC Hydro crews restore power to more than 184,000 customers

BC Hydro crews worked throughout the night to restore power after high winds left about 210,000 customers without power in the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Southern Interior. Crews continue to make good progress and have restored power more than 184,000 customers. There are currently less than 30,000 customers without power.

BC Hydro has all available crews working hard to restore power to customers quickly and safely. There are currently about 200 distribution outages, which means crews will have to go to each location to make repairs. Crews will work throughout the day to repair extensive damage, including repairing damaged power lines, transformers and power poles. 

BC Hydro continues to receive reports of downed power lines. A downed power line is considered an emergency situation and members of the public should stay at least 10 metres back and call 911 immediately. BC Hydro crews will work together with first responders to make the area safe.

BC Hydro appreciates our customers’ patience as we continue to work through the restoration process, and we will continue provide updated estimates for power restoration on our website.

BC Hydro Media Relations
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