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25,000 without power in Cowichan Valley area

BC Hydro says about 25,000 of its customers are still in the dark. The company says 20 line crews and many other contractors are working on outages from Nanaimo to Victoria after a storm caused widespread problems on Thursday.

BC Hydro’s Karla Louwers says they hope to restore most of the outages overnight. She’s reminding people to call 1-888-POWER-ON to report any new issues.

If you see a downed power line, assume it’s live, stay at least 10 meters away and call 9-1-1. You can find the latest information by checking out BC Hydro’s Outage Map.

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