BC Hydro crews replacing a power pole. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro crews replacing a power pole. (BC Hydro photo)

UPDATED: Nearly a dozen power outages reported across the south Island

BC Hydro crews working to restore power to more than 700 amid strong winds

Hundreds were without power on Friday morning across Greater Victoria as strong winds gusted up to 90 km/h.

As of 1 p.m. on Nov 13, BC Hydro crews were responding to 10 power outages in the region. A wind warning was issued for Greater Victoria as a low-pressure centre over the South Coast caused “damaging winds” to develop.

READ ALSO: Greater Victoria expected to see ‘damaging winds’

At least 181 people were without power in View Royal along Craigowan Road, north of the Island Highway, since just after 10:40 a.m.

On the Saanich Peninsula, crews were on site shortly after a 9:40 a.m. outage in the 4200-block of Munns Road that affected fewer than five customers.

Five outages on the West Shore left thousands without power after 10 a.m. Crews were investigating the causes of an outage affecting 72 residents in the 300- and 400-blocks of Beecher Bay Road, one in the 1000-block of Parkheights Drive that left about five customers without power and another along Thorton Heights that affected 24 homes. Downed wires were determined to be the cause of an outage that left five customers without power in the 6800-block of Pascoe Road just after 10 a.m. and another in the 700-block of Gwendolyn Drive that affected five homes after 11:40 a.m.

READ ALSO: BC Hydro warns toilet paper stockpiles won’t help when storms cut power

In the Jordan River area, 465 residents were without power along West Coast Road starting at 5:20 a.m. and the cause remained under investigation some six hours later.

Two outages near Finlayson Arm Road left nearly 30 residents without power in Millstream starting at 10 a.m. – one in the 800-block of Finlayson Arm Road was caused by a downed wire and the other near Falcon Height Road remained under investigation two hours later.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

BCHydro

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Langford Fire Rescue (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford looks to strike out on its own for emergency fire dispatch services

Mayor Stew Young says the city is large enough to negotiate solo

Sidney Lions Club is currently selling 50/50 raffle tickets for a virtual fundraiser to send kids and adults with disabilities to Easter Seals Camps like the one at Camp Shawnigan. (Easter Seals/Submitted)
Sidney service club raises funds people with disabilities to have some summer fun

Raffle helps fund in-person and online summer camps for adults and children

The Capital Regional District hopes to be a national leader in zero waste and the circular economy, but getting there will take curbing construction waste and addressing challenges brought on by the region’s growth. Pictured is the Hartland landfill. (Black Press Media file photo)
CRD aims to be zero waste national leader, reduce enough to curb landfill expansion

Capital Region will have to reduce major waste sources: construction, organics from apartments

Colwood city council voted to give the next council a 7.5 per cent pay increase following the federal government's decision to eliminate the 1/3 tax free allowance normally afforded to councillors. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Sean Hart, 34, unexpectedly left the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility in Saanich on Nov. 6, 2020 and has now been missing for six months. (Photo courtesy Penny Hart)
Search continues for Saanich man Sean Hart six months after his disappearance

Support from community, police keeps his mother hopeful

A bullet hole is seen in the windshield of an RCMP vehicle approximately 4 km from Vancouver International Airport after a one person was killed during a shooting outside the international departures terminal at the airport, in Richmond, B.C., Sunday, May 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Homicide team IDs man in fatal YVR shooting as police grapple with spate of gang violence

Man, 20, charged in separate fatal shooting Burnaby over the weekend

RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.
RCMP identify ‘person of interest’ in Kootenay National Park suspicious death

Police are looking for Philip Toner, who was known to a woman found dead near Radium last week

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save on Winnipeg Jets’ Nate Thompson (11) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg, Monday, May 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade
Vancouver Canucks see NHL playoff hopes dashed despite 3-1 win over Winnipeg

Montreal Canadiens earn final North Division post-season spot

The B.C. legislature went from 85 seats to 87 before the 2017 election, causing a reorganization with curved rows and new desks squeezed in at the back. The next electoral boundary review could see another six seats added. (Black Press files)
B.C. election law could add six seats, remove rural protection

North, Kootenays could lose seats as cities gain more

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the shooting of an Indigenous woman in the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. First Nation wants ‘massive change’ after its 3rd police shooting in less than a year

Nuu-chah-nulth woman recovering from gunshot wounds in weekend incident near Ucluelet

Nurse Gurinder Rai, left, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Maria Yule at a Fraser Health drive-thru vaccination site, in Coquitlam, B.C., on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The site is open for vaccinations 11 hours per day to those who have pre-booked an appointment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COVID vaccine bookings to open for adults 40+, or 18+ in hotspots, across B.C.

Only people who have registered will get their alert to book

Dr. Victoria Lee, CEO of Fraser Health, hosts an update on efforts to contain B.C.’s COVID-19 transmission in Surrey and the Fraser Valley and protect hospitals in the Lower Mainland, May 6, 2021. (B.C. government video)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate slowing, 20 more people die

Deaths include two people in their 40s, two in their 50s

Most Read