BC. Hydro pulled out its last emergency crews from Salt Spring Island and other southern Gulf Islands on Sunday after recovering the power lost when the wind hit the coast on December 20.
Ted Olynik, spokesman for B.S. Hydro, according to repair work, with the exception of a few isolated cases, was completed by Sunday evening.
“We will have everything whose food was cut off due to the storm, we will return them today,” Olynik said in a telephone interview. "Mission Complete."
A windstorm hit Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands with gusts of up to 88 km / h. Branches, debris and whole trees crashed into power lines, disrupting the power supply of more than 150,000 customers.
Olinik said that at the height of the repair works B.S. Hydro had 900 workers, reaching 16 hours a day. Reserve teams from the island of Vancouver were credited to the team from British Columbia. Interior, Alberta and as far as the Maritimes.
At some point, B.S. Hydro had over 350 trucks and their crews operating on the islands of the Persian Gulf.
“Thus, our teams now have the opportunity to go home and spend Christmas with their families,” said Olynik.
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