A look at power outages in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area on April 10. (bchydro.com)

A look at power outages in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area on April 10. (bchydro.com)

Nearly 29,000 without power in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Transmission circuit failure on a day with a surprise April snowfall

BC Hydro reported nearly 29,000 customers were without power in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area on Sunday morning.

A transmission circuit failure on a day with a surprising snowfall has left people without power from Dashwood to Nanoose Bay. (Click the comments icon in the message below to check out some snow pics from PQB News readers)

Via social media, BC Hydro posted this message:

“Heavy, wet snow has brought down several trees and vegetation on VancouverIsland, causing a transmission outage to customers in Parksville, QualicumBeach, and the surrounding communities. Crews are currently working to restore power to the affected line, and are hoping to complete work this afternoon. Some customers may still experience an outage once the line is restored due to smaller, localized damage. We appreciate customers’ patience and will continue to provide updates as they are available.”

A current outage list indicates the status of areas where crews were out working to restore service.

— NEWS Staff

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