About 2,000 BC Hydro customers are without power in Sooke Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro Outage Map)

Sooke power outage affects 2,000 customers Friday afternoon

Power went off at 3:45 p.m.

About 2,000 BC Hydro customers in Sooke are without power Friday afternoon.

According to the BC Hydro outage map, power has been off south of Young Lake Road and west of Phillips Road since 3:45 p.m. The incident is under investigation.

Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria as an “intense Pacific low pressure system” tracks towards Vancouver Island.

READ ALSO: Strong winds expected to hit Greater Victoria Friday afternoon

According to the warning, “very strong” southwest winds of70 km/h are expected to develop near the Juan De Fuca Strait early Friday evening. Winds are expected to ease late overnight as the system moves into Washington.

Environment Canada said high winds can toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Residents are advised to be prepared to adjust driving with changing road conditions.

READ ALSO: Victoria snowfall breaks 49-year-old record; wind warnings in effect

shalu.mehta@blackpress.ca


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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

Just Posted

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Hawkes has ‘food coming out of his ears’ and would love to help those in need

COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian economy since January

But full effects of pandemic won’t be known for months

West Shore RCMP seizes illegal drugs, imitation handguns in Colwood

One man and one woman arrested for weapons-related offences

Alistair MacGregor addresses federal response to COVID-19

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP spoke to constituents via Facebook on Wednesday

Mental Health: A look at a fractured system

In this special series, Black Press Media reporters share stories from across Greater Victoria

‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered

A total of 1,066 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and… Continue reading

Couple celebrates 61st anniversary through Vancouver Island seniors’ home window

Frank and Rena Phillips marked occasion at Nanaimo Seniors Village this week while social distancing

A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19

Groups across B.C. are working together to create what they hope will help people affected by the pandemic

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the mandatory isolation must be abided by

Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay

Alora Killam, 16, played the part in musical two years ago

55+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Greater Victoria set to host 2021 event

BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19

Industrial customers can defer half of their power bills

Most Read