Fraser Valley ice storms leave 100,000 people without power overnight

Dec 31 2017, 1:38 am

It was a cold, dark night for thousands of people in the Fraser Valley as two ice storms caused widespread power outages throughout the region.

At the peak of the outages, 100,000 people were left in the dark.

While many residents have had their power restored since, BC Hydro said on Saturday morning that crews are still working to restore power to thousands of homes, primarily in Abbotsford and Mission.

The Abbotsford Police were also reminding people to be cautious during the storm cleanup and offered safety tips to those using alternate sources of power during the outage.

Some residents of the region took the opportunity to share their ice storm shots on social media:

I think I used all the filters and stuff possible on this picture hahaha #nofilter

A post shared by Cierra Houweling (@cierra_houweling) on

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