Power outages are affecting nearly 4,000 residents south of Courtenay.

Power outages are affecting nearly 4,000 residents south of Courtenay.

UPDATE: Large power outages throughout the Comox Valley and area

Power outages affecting nearly 4,000 residents south of Courtenay

As of 11 a.m. 2174 Cumberland BC Hydro customers are without power. At noon, a power outage was also reported near Merville, affecting 736 customers.

South of the Valley, nearly 4,000 residents are also without power.

Hornby Island and most of Denman Island has been without power since early this morning, affecting just over 2,000 customers. A power outage on the northern part of Denman Island was reported to have been caused by a fallen tree. The other outages are still under investigation.

Another large power outage, affecting 1656 customers has been reported between Fanny Bay and Qualicum Bay. The cause is under investigation.

195 residents in Fanny Bay are also currently without power with the cause under investigation.

As of 11 a.m., B.C. Hydro crews were still responding to each outage.

The Comox Valley is currently under a wind warning, with winds gusting up to 90 km/h.

For up to date information on current outages, visit bchydro.com