With a wind warning in place, — and gusts of 100 km/h expected by Thursday evening — power is being knocked out in various parts of the region.
BC Hydro is reporting widespread outages across Metro Vancouver and parts of the Fraser Valley.
As of 10 am, nearly 8,000 people in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast were without power. A total of 10,200 people were without power on Vancouver Island.
One of the biggest outages is in Langley, where power to 3,600 customers was knocked out because of downed lines.
In a Twitter message, BC Hydro said people in the region should be ready for outages throughout the day.
It’s getting stormy out there! Wind alerts are in effect for many parts of #BC today. Make sure you’re prepared in the event of a power outage: https://t.co/WZ7oZ6Q9HQ #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/kconzzk1U3
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) December 20, 2018
Click here to see a full list of BC Hydro power outages by region.
More to come…
- BC Ferries cancels sailings on all major routes due to high winds
- There's currently no service on a section of SkyTrain this morning due to high winds
- Wind warning in effect for Metro Vancouver with gusts up to 100 km/h