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Downed tree knocks out power to 2,300 residences in Duncan area

Power back on after less than an hour
Trees taking down power lines is one of the main reasons for power outages in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)

Power was out for less than an hour on Aug. 2 to approximately 2,300 residences in the Berkey’s Corner area.

BC Hydro spokesman Ted Olynyk said a tree had come down across power lines at about 10:25 a.m., knocking out power in areas of Somenos Road and Cowichan Lakes Road.

Olynyk said BC Power crews had the power restored at 11:18 a.m.

“We remind the public to stay back 10 metres from any downed power lines,” he said.