Power outages under investigation in north-central Vancouver Island and Quadra and Cortes islands

BC Hydro has dispatched crews to six power outages in the central Vancouver Island area, including Quadra and Cortes islands.

On Cortes Island, 133 homes in the area north of Cemetery Road and around Mansons Landing have been without power since 5:09 a.m. Crews were expected to attend this site around 9:55 a.m., BC Hydro says. The cause of this outage is under investigation.

On Quadra Island, from north of Feederspring Drive, 776 customers have been without power since 7 a.m., according to BC Hydro. The cause is under investigation.

Also on Quadra Island, 32 customers west of Jenning Road, south of Cape Mudge Road have been without power since 5:50 a.m.

In Sayward, 661 customers are affected by a power outage from the south of Highway 19, stretching north across the highway for a wide stretch between Sayward and almost to Menzies Bay. A crew is in attendance and the cause is under investigation.

A tree down across Hydro lines in Tahsis has knocked out power to 30 customers north of Princess Victoria VW, east of Churchill Drive and southwest of Maquinna Drive. The power has been out since 3:46 a.m. and a crew has been assigned to the outage.

In Zeballos, 191 customers have been without power since 4:27 a.m. in the area south of Zeballos Main Road. The cause is under investigation.

In all, 2,701 BC Hydro Vancouver Island North customers have been affected by power outages.

UPDATE (1:33 p.m.): Power was restored to Cortes Island’s Mansons Landing area at noon and on Quadra Island south of Cape Mudge Road at 12:18 p.m. Both outages were due to trees down across power lines.