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UPDATED: Morning buses blocked by East Sooke crash

More than 1,000 without power Thursday morning
Some East Sooke residents woke up without power Thursday morning. (File photo BC Hydro)

Some residents of East Sooke woke up without power Thursday morning after a crash caused a large outage.

As of 7 a.m., BC Hydro is reporting 1,141 customers without power in the area south of Sooke Road and east of Possession Point Road.

The power has been out since about 6 a.m. Crews are expected to arrive by 7:15 a.m.

Sooke School District (SD62) says the crash is blocking buses from getting through for East Sooke students. The school district recommends ride sharing if possible.

A power outage in East Sooke has left more than 1,000 BC Hydro customers in the dark. (BC Hydro)

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