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Power lines spark as wind storm topples tree on Vancouver Island

A wind storm toppled trees and power lines on the southern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on Saturday, February 9, leaving tens of thousands without power. Local electricity supplier BC Hydro said on Saturday afternoon that more than 70,000 people were without power. On Sunday morning, the company said it had made “great progress overnight” and just 11,000 customers were without electricity. This footage shows a tree falling onto power lines in Langford, on the western outskirts of Victoria, causing them to spark and smoke. Local media said the downed tree shut down traffic in the area. Credit: @JVicPro via Storyful

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