BC Hydro attributes a series of power outages in Highlands, Saanich and Central Saanich to the windstorm.
About 227 residences are without power in a swatch of rural area along Willis Point Road.
The outage covers the 100 block of Durrance Road, 600-block of Steamer Drive, 6000- to 7500-block of Mark Lane, 700- to 800-block of Melody Place, 400-block of Durrance Close, 6500-block of Willis Point Road 700- to 800-block of Sea Aira Heights, 6500- to 7600-block of Mark Lane and the 400-block of Durrance Close.
Power went down around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 with BC Hydro estimating a 2:30 p.m. restoration.
Power also went down for about five customers in Langford – in the 3600-block of Highway 1 – attributed to trees on the wires.
On Monday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement warning of a strong pacific low approaching the south coast Tuesday morning, causing winds up to 70 km/h.
The highest winds are expected to come ahead of a cold front that will cross the inner south coast Tuesday morning. Environment Canada expects winds to ease Tuesday afternoon as low and cold fronts move inland and weaken.
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