30,000 customers still without power in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

Dec 19 2017, 6:34 pm

Last night’s storm that pounded Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley left more than 80,000 customers without power, but that number has since been reduced to around 30,000, according to BC Hydro.


They said in a tweet they’re bringing in crews from the interior of B.C. to restore power to the remaining households.

The majority of the remaining outages are concentrated in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Burnaby, Hope and North Vancouver. The North Shore experienced a massive power substation failure, resulting in an explosion of bright blue light visible from across the Burrard Inlet. As part of their investigation, BC Hydro is sending in aerial crews to source the damage that caused the explosion.   [am2_see_also]

As a result of the storm, all planned outages have been cancelled for the day.


Winds as high as 120 km/hr were recorded in some parts of the South Coast. Wind speeds at YVR were consistently clocking in at 60 km/hr.

Well I’m not going to have power for a while… #bcstorm #bchydro

A photo posted by Tyler Falk-Chalmers (@tfalkchalmers) on

#bcstorm #windyday #ohshit #northvan A photo posted by @kylahoyle on

Tree branches scattered the road, power lines were down – it’s crazy out there today! A photo posted by Melissa Houser (@m.houserphotography) on

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