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Wind knocks out power, cancels ferries in B.C. as crews work to restore power

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April 06, 2019 - 4:30 PM

VANCOUVER - Strong winds have toppled trees and knocked down power lines affecting nearly 12,000 homes and businesses that are without electricity in parts of British Columbia.

BC Hydro says most of the outages are affecting customers on Vancouver Island, followed by the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast.

Hydro spokesman Kevin Aquino says the outages are mostly affecting people in the southern part of Vancouver Island.

He says a non-weather-related issue involving equipment failure has left about 2,300 customers without power in Surrey, and crews are working to restore electricity in all the affected areas.

BC Ferries says winds have resulted in two ferry cancellations, at Horseshoe Bay west of Vancouver, and Departure Bay in Nanaimo, on the east coast of the island.

The company says in a service notice that high waves prevented the Queen of Oak Bay from leaving the terminals.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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