Traffic at Uptown shopping centre parkade is in gridlock after a power outage shut down stores Thursday. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Traffic at Uptown shopping centre parkade is in gridlock after a power outage shut down stores Thursday. (Keri Coles/News staff)

UPDATED: Uptown reopens after power outage mayhem

Stores close as storm downs power near Uptown

UPDATE: Uptown shops are open after a power outage closed the mall Thursday.

A power outage that includes Uptown shopping centre means stores are closed and shoppers trying to leave.

Unfortunately, the parkade is jam-packed with people trying to leave. All stores are closed and staff are putting up barriers barring entrance to the mall.

RELATED: Police divert traffic on Saanich Road

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READ ALSO: 100,000 without power due to B.C. wind storm

About 2,200 clients are without power in that area due to a tree on the lines according to BC Hydro.

Saanich outages include residents in and around Cordova Bay and Prospect Lake.

– with files from Keri Coles and Wolf Depner



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