By Ian Holmes
NANAIMO — While steady power restoration gains on the south coast have been made, BC Hydro expects some customers will be in the dark beyond Christmas day.
Nanaimo based BC Hydro spokesman Ted Olynick told NanaimoNewsNOW 9,800 customers from Chemainus to Nanoose Bay, including Gabriola Island, still don’t have power.
“In a normal storm there would be a branch on a line it would take maybe an hour to get it off,” Olynick said Monday morning. “This storm we’re not only dealing with the branch but the whole tree on a downed line and the pole is broken.”