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Old 10-13-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Major Power Outage on Vancouver Island

The power just came back on here in Victoria, BC. Apparantly it was out over half the island. Anyone else experiencing this?

Massive power outage blackens Vancouver Island
Updated: Sun Oct. 12 2008 18:33:02

Some 95,000 people are without power after a massive outage that is affecting people on the southern half of Vancouver Island.

B.C.'s capital city is in the dark, as is everywhere south of Ladysmith.

"The power just went out, all over the place," Camille Johnson, 27, told CTV News from a restaurant in Victoria.

She said she had to pay cash when a restaurant's debit machine wouldn't take her card, and the traffic lights had also gone out.

BC Hydro's website says it's investigating why there is a massive outage, but hasn't figured out why the outage occurred.

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