Storm knocks out power

  • Apr. 5, 2005 2:00 p.m.

Strong winds slammed the islands early Tuesday morning, knocking out power everywhere but Port Clements.
The power went out because of wind damage and trees on the lines, said Dave Conway of BC Hydro. Power went off at 8:50 am in Masset where 1,000 customers were affected. In Sandspit the power went off at 4 am and 200 customers were affected. In the Queen Charlotte, Skidegate and Tlell areas, the power went off around 7 am, affecting 1,235 customers.
As of press time Tuesday afternoon, power had been restored in the Queen Charlotte and Skidegate area only, with power expected in Masset and Sandspit around 4 pm.