Sections of Cowichan Lake Road were flooded Thursday morning, following the previous night’s wind storm and heavy rains.
More than 300 people were without power in Youbou as a result of downed powerlines. Although the lights stayed on in Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay also experienced an outage that lasted from about 6 a.m. to noon.
Donalda Sked, postmaster at the Honeymoon Bay post office, had no choice but to keep the office closed until power was restored around lunch time.
“It’s kind of hard to sort the mail in the dark,” she said with a laugh.