Power out at Cowichan Lake to 4,000

BC Hydro’s website said crews are en route to the site.

More than 4,000 BC Hydro customers in the Cowichan Lake area are still without power as of 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

The hydro customers lost power on Friday morning after a tree came down on a transmission line, likely due to snow in the area, knocking out power to most of the Lake Cowichan community.

BC Hydro’s Ted Olynyk had said Friday morning that it should take approximately two hours for the power to come back on once the work crews arrived at the site.

But he said Friday afternoon that the repairs are taking longer than anticipated, and the power should be back on at around 3 p.m.

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