Just over 5,000 BC Hydro customers remain without power Sunday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATED: Over 3,000 still without power across South Vancouver Island

BC Hydro crews working around the clock to restore outages

Over 5,000 are still without power Sunday afternoon after weekend snowfall and wind damaged lines across South Vancouver Island.

BC Hydro reports that 44 outages are affecting 3,798 customers in the region.

But crews have made massive progress – on Saturday morning over 15,000 customers were impacted by outages after brutal Arctic outflow winds ripped through lines and knocked down trees around Greater Victoria. The national weather service said winds gusted up to 90 km/hour.

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On Sunday Greater Victoria was forecasted five to 10 centimetres of snow with temperatures getting down to -4 degrees overnight, -13 degrees with wind chill.

BC Hydro said crews are working around the clock to get power restored across the Island.

Outages can be reported online or by phone at 1-800-224-9376.

With files from Shalu Mehta.

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