“Tens of thousands in B.C. without power in wake of overnight storm”

An overnight storm has left tens of thousands of people along B.C.’s South Coast without power. According to BC Hydro, just over 200 power outages were affecting 79,000 customers in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast as of noon Saturday, while another 3,200 customers along the north end of Vancouver Island were also without power. BC Hydro said crews would be working around the clock to restore power. At its peak, BC Hydro says more than 232,000 customers were affected, but that power has been restored to 147,000 customers so far.