Wild winds cut power to thousands

A wind storm in Oceanside Wednesday left many in the dark.

Wild weather slammed into Oceanside on Wednesday

Wild weather slammed into Oceanside on Wednesday

A wild wind storm Wednesday did more than whip up waves in Parksville Bay. It also knocked out power for a good number of Errington and Qualicum Beach residents.

The wind storm knocked out power to 1,126 customers in an area east of Shearme Road and west of Errington Road. 

That was the major hit, but several other areas of the rural community were also knocked out.

Fewer than five customers were knocked out at homes located in the 6200 block of McKibbon Road, in the 1600 and 1700 block of Errington Road, the 1000 block of Price Road, the 1500 block of Winchester Road, the 1900 block of Grafton Avenue, the 1900 block of Fisher Road and the 2300 block of Swayne Road.

Qualicum Beach also got its share of the big blow, with 2,977 homes impacted.

All power was expected to be restored by 8 p.m. Wednesday night.