Many, many people have complained about BC Hydro’s slow or absent response to the power outages caused by the windstorm over the weekend.
But if you look south of the border, the provincial utility did okay.
Residents in Snohomish County suffered through the same storm, and at its peak, 175,000 customers were without power on Saturday.
Bob Bolenjack with the Sonomish County Public Utility District says by Sunday, crews had made quick work and were only left restoring electricity to 50,000 customers.
On Wednesday, though, 11,000 frustrated customers were still waiting for their lights to come back on.
“It’s also hard for folks to understand that when they see a truck in their area, but their power isn’t restored right away, it’s probably because they had to make repair to certain section of the line that had to be done before another repair could be made.”
By comparison, more than half a million BC Hydro customers were in the dark at the height of the storm.
But only a few dozen remains on Wednesday morning.