The power was off Wednesday morning at Cafe Guido on Market Street in Port Hardy. (NorthIslandGazette/Hanna Petersen)

Thousands without power on northern Vancouver Island

The areas affected include Port Hardy, Port Alice and Port McNeil.

The power officially came back on for North Island residents last night around 6:00 p.m.

Nearly 7,000 residents on the North Island had been without power onWednesday, Oct. 18, after the lights went out in Port Hardy, Port Alice and Port McNeill just before 10:30 a.m.

BC Hydro responded to the multiple outages, which were due in some parts to a transmission circuit failure.

It’s unknown if these outages were due to the recent storm that has been blowing through the area for the past 48 hours.

A wind warning remains in effect from Environment Canada with gusts reaching up to 110 km/h over exposed coastal areas.

RELATED: Rainfall warning in effect for much of Vancouver Island


 

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