VIDEO: Branch burns on power lines in Nanaimo

Trees and branches on lines caused power outages during first snowy day of the season

Trees and branches falling on hydro lines caused a lot of power outages during Nanaimo’s first snowy day of the season.

Dianne Gardner-Michaely, a Lost Lake Road resident, took video of a branch burning on the power lines near her home Tuesday.

Crews were kept busy all day dealing with downed lines and restoring power.

Close to 10,000 B.C. Hydro customers, including some businesses and schools, were without power at one point Tuesday morning. As of 6:30 p.m. there were several outages around town, according to B.C. Hydro’s website, with the most significant affecting 2,000 customers on Gabriola Island. The Haslam Road and Island View Drive areas were among the other neighbourhoods with power outages reported.

For more information about where power outages are happening, their causes and estimated times power will be restored, click here.

Just Posted

Order in the chambers: Qualicum Beach votes for council code of conduct

Coun. Robert Filmer’s motion passes unanimously at town meeting

Rainbow crosswalk in Qualicum Beach covered in mysterious black substance

‘It was disappointing to see this act of disrespect take place inside our community’

Oceanside RCMP hunt for man after pair of indecent exposure incidents

Elderly woman grabbed by man who had been masturbating in the woods

Nanoose Bay’s Northwest Bay Road again open to the public

Single-lane alternating traffic expected to stretch into September

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

Most Read