When the wind blows…

BC Hydro crews were going flat out much of Monday to repair wind damage

BC Hydro crews were going flat out much of Monday to repair wind damage that caused power outages from south of Willow Point to north and west of Campbellton.

Wind gusting above 100 kilometres Sunday sent a tree crashing onto power lines downtown.

Campbell River Community Centre employees came to work Monday morning to find a cold and dark building.

The centre’s computer system was still idle Monday afternoon. The nearby Scotiabank was in the dark much of the day.

In all there were more than 25 outages across the city affecting more than 700 customers.

Residents of the Quinsam Indian Reserve were also in the dark.

Outages on Quadra and Cortes islands affected more than 2,000 customers on Monday. More than 500 customers were still without power on the islands on Tuesday.

The Sunday storm also forced cancellation of Campbell River to Quadra and Quadra to Cortes ferry sailings. Cancellations on the two routes continued into Tuesday.