1709 customers still without power on the North Island

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BC Hydro crews are still working to restore power to 1709 customers in several communities in the North Island who have been without electricity since mid-day Tuesday.

A powerful windstorm moved through, knocking down countless trees causing damage to power lines, leaving over 6,000 customers without power overnight. Some communities are still waiting for the lights and heat to come back on.

Here’s the most recent update as of Thursday (Nov. 19) afternoon:

Five or less customers in Bear Cove, Holberg, an area in Port McNeill, and a few buildings at Storeys Beach are also still without power.

To any customers not on this list who still don’t have electricity, BC Hydro is asking that they contact BC Hydro at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) to report it.

Zoë Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, North Island Gazette