The highway leading into Tofino was closed on Friday because of a fallen tree that had crashed into power lines, though a detour was in place to get communters into town. The power remained off in Tofino around 5 p.m. Friday because of multiple trees on power lines throughout the community. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Power restored in Ucluelet, outage continues in Tofino

“We’re very grateful for all the hard work the BC Hydro and Public Works crews are providing.”

Power was restored to most Ucluelet homes around 4 p.m. Friday after a roughly 32-hour outage that began at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Tofino remained without power due to numerous trees on power lines.

READ MORE: More than 90,000 remain without power on Vancouver Island

“There are a lot of trees fallen on lines and, as only BC Hydro crews can remove those trees before assessing and repairing the lines, we just have to patiently wait until they can get to them all,” Tofino mayor Josie Osborne told the Westerly News shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. “I do not have an ETA from BC Hydro, but will not be surprised if we go another complete night without power. We’re very grateful for all the hard work the BC Hydro and Public Works crews are providing.”

READ MORE: More than 300,000 without power at one point due to B.C. wind storm



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