UPDATE: Some BC Hydro customers in Alpine and Emerald neighbourhoods of Whistler remain without power. It is unclear what time the power may be restored. A reception centre has been set up by Emergency Social Services at Myrtle Phillip Community School located at 6195 Lorimer Drive, Whistler. Those without power or a place to stay tonight can use this temporary facility for lodging. Please share with anyone who may be affected.
A power outage that occurred in the early morning hours continues to affect BC Hydro customers in the Whistler neighbourhoods of Alpine and Emerald. View alert details.
BC Hydro has indicated that while some progress has been made on restoring power throughout the day, 890 customers are still without power and has estimated that the power will be back on at 6 p.m. today.
Environment Canada has issued an arctic outflow warning for Whistler. Temperatures are forecasted to drop to minus 16 tonight.
If power is not on by 6 p.m., residents without heat may want to consider finding an alternate place to stay overnight. If the power is not restored, the RMOW will mobilize a Group Lodging Centre at Myrtle Phillip Community School to provide shelter for residents without power or a place to stay tonight. More information will be shared here if that were to occur.