11:31 update: power has since been restored to the areas
Power outages in Sooke and Colwood left nearly 3,000 people without power Thursday morning.
The outages began shortly before 9:00 a.m. in Colwood at the southeast end of Fulton Road, west of Haida Drive and north of Demel Place. The cause was planned work being done on nearby equipment.
At 9:36 a.m. a bird landing on wires caused a widespread outage in Sooke for over 2,900 people at the area east of West Coast Road, South of Poirier Road and West of Billings Road.
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) August 30, 2018
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