Power is back on in the North Island

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The transmission system providing power to the North Island has been turned back on after crews repaired damage caused by the windstorm Tuesday.

To any customers 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.

It could mean there is a problem with a distribution power line that was not fixed. Crews are still on the North Island, and BC Hydro wants to make sure everything is fixed before crews head back down Island.

Thousands of customers were without power for almost 30 hours from noon on Nov. 17 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 18 due to a windstorm.

Zoë Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, North Island Gazette