It seems to have taken a while for BC Storm 2016 to ramp up, but it’s happening. Oh, it’s happening.
As of Friday morning more than 8,400 customers in the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast are without power, and that number may increase as the storm continues to roll through the province.
There are over 2,400 customers without power on Vancouver Island as well.
The outages in the Lower Mainland are largely concentrated in the Langley/White Rock area.
BC Hydro is tweeting out locations of outages and whether or not crews are on-site.
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) October 14, 2016
Trees are already toppling over in some areas including the Stanley Park causeway and roads are flooding.
The windstorm’s not even here yet and we’ve got a tree fallen over at the entrance to Golden Ears Park! The road is still open. . #goldenears #goldenearspark #goldenearsprovincialpark #bcparks #beautifulbc #ilovebc #explorebc #outdoorvancouver #discovervancouver #vancouverisawesome #explorecanada #bcstorm
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) October 14, 2016
We will have more on the storm as updates come through.