Power outage puts hundreds in the dark

BC Hydro says 1,500 were affected at one point Friday morning

Roughly 1,500 people in East Sooke were without power Friday morning after a tree fell across some wires.

The power went out just before 6 a.m. and BC Hydro crews are now on scene. They’ve already restored power to more than half the homes and businesses in the area.

By 8:30 a.m. the number of customers affected was down to 565, and mostly confined to southwest of Sooke Road and east of Sea Lion Way.

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