UPDATE: Power restored to most of Parksville Qualicum Beach

Earlier windstorm resulted in nearly 4,000 customers without power Wednesday morning

Power is slowly being restored to Parksville Qualicum Beach residents after an earlier windstorm, according to BC Hydro.

About 4,000 people in the region were without power today after today’s windstorm which B.C. Hydro said caused damage to the system on north Vancouver Island.

At one point, there were nine separate outages in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay and Errington Wednesday (Jan. 17). By 2:50 p.m., about 500 customers in Parksville Qualicum Beach were still without power.

RELATED: Winds up to 100 km/h expected for Vancouver Island

In Parksville, the power went out at around 9:45 a.m.

For more information on the outages, visit www.bchydro.com/power-outages/app/outage-map.html.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

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