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2000+ affected by power outages in Campbell River, Quadra and Cortes

Effects of week’s winter storm still being experienced regionally
Power outages dot the map on Campbell River, Quadra Island, and Cortes Island on Jan. 7. BC Hydro outages map

While the weather forecast on Friday, Jan. 7 calls for a touch of sun, BC Hydro customers in Campbell River, as well as those on Quadra, and Cortes Islands are still dealing with the effects of this week’s winter storm.

An area west of Forest Grove Drive in Campbell River has seen power out for 211 customers since 4 a.m. on Friday morning. The exact cause is still under investigation, and crews have not yet started work on the outage.

Many of the customers on Cortes Island have been without power since 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6. The snow storm has been blamed for this outage.

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There are 13 separate power outages on Quadra Island resulting in more than 1,300 customers without power.

An update on BC Hydro’s site shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday said despite working around the clock, some customers on the two islands will be without power overnight.

It noted crews will be back on the first ferry over to continue restoration efforts.

A little further away, there are also six power outages in and around Sayward, and continuing issues in Gold River, Tahsis, and Zeballos.

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