UPDATE 11:35 a.m.
Power has now been restored to the area. The cause of the outage is still listed as "under investigation."
ORIGINAL 10:15 a.m.
Nearly 3,500 homes and businesses are in the dark on the Westside due to a power outage.
BC Hydro says power was lost at 9:54 a.m. to a large area southeast of Highway 97 and north of Gellatly Bay.
The cause of the outage is still under investigation and a crew has been assigned. No further details are available.