A series of power outages have left thousands of Semiahmoo Peninsula residents in the dark.

A series of power outages have left thousands of Semiahmoo Peninsula residents in the dark.

UPDATE: Power returns hours after series of outages

Sections of Semiahmoo Peninsula were in the dark until well after 7 p.m.

Power was returned to thousands of homes and businesses hours after a series of outages hit the Semiahmoo Peninsula Wednesday afternoon.

A nearly three-hour power outage spanning from west of Flower Road to south of 23A Avenue, encompassed portions of Crescent Beach and Sunnyside Park just before 3 p.m., affecting nearly 5,000 BC Hydro clients.

Shortly after 3 p.m., an outage struck the area east of 146 Street, south of 22 Avenue, north of Roper and west of 156A Street, putting more than 3,700 homes and businesses in the dark until just before 8 p.m.

Motor vehicle accident was the reported cause of the outages, according to the BC Hydro website.

Earlier that day, nearly 3,000 homes and businesses – including the Peace Arch News office – were without power for just over an hour, following a tree or branch falling down across the wires.

For further information, visit www.bchydro.com/outages/orsMain.jsp