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B.C. Hydro undertakes work on the Gulf Islands


B.C. Hydro lifted its last emergency crew on the island of Salt Spring and other islands of the South of the Gulf after restoring lost power when the storm of the wind hit the coast on December 20.

Ted Olynyk, spokesman for B.C. Hydro, this repair job, with the exception of some isolated cases, was wound up Sunday afternoon.

"We will have all those who have the power out of the storm, we will make them come true," Olynyk said in a telephone interview. "Complete mission."

The windstorm fell on the Vancouver island and the Gulf Islands with gusts as high as 88 km / h. Branches, brooms and whole trees were destroyed by power lines and interrupted the power of more than 150,000 customers.

Olynyk said at the height of the repair effort, B.C. Hydro had 900 workers who were 16 hours a day. The crews of the Vancouver island were manned crews of the B.C. Inland, Alberta and as far away as the Marítims.

At one point, B.C. Hydro had more than 350 trucks and their crews worked in the Islands of the Gulf.

"So our crews now have the opportunity to go home and spend Christmas with their families," said Olynyk.

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