Thousands of Vancouver Island residents are without power as heavy winds hit the region.
As of Sunday afternoon, over 6,300 customers are without power on Vancouver Island, according to BC Hydro.
Nearly 6,000 customers without power are located in northern Vancouver Island, where 21 outages have been reported.
The majority of customers experiencing outages in northern Vancouver Island are located in Campbell River and Courtenay area.
Meanwhile, approximately 400 people in southern Vancouver Island are without power.
BC Hydro says most outages are under investigation, however, some are due to wires down.
Environment Canada issued wind warnings and special weather statements Sunday for Vancouver Island, forecasting wind speeds of up to 90 km/h.
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) March 28, 2021