BC Hydro crews work through night, 97% have power back in wake of storm

97% have power restored

BC Hydro says 97 per cent of customers impacted by Wednesday's windstorm now have power restored.

As of 6:30 a.m., the utility reports crews have restored power to 220,000 customers who lost power during the storm, which saw high winds hit Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, Lower Mainland and Southern Interior.

Crews have been working around the clock to restore power, replacing hundreds of spans of power line and replacing dozens of power poles, transformers and cross-arms, Hydro says.

Crews will continue to work throughout the day and expect to have all remaining customers restored today.

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